I’m a novelist, editor, knitter, and the founder and publisher of Forest Avenue Press, which was awarded a 2014 Oregon Literary Fellowship. Brave on the Page: Oregon Writers on Craft and the Creative Life, a homegrown anthology I edited, was a Powell’s Small Press Bestseller for four months, and was named the #1 book of 2012 by the Powell’s On Oregon Blog.
Hear me talk about publishing and my own writing on Late Night Conversation with Paul Martone, founder of Late Night Library.
My most recently completed novel, The Serinette, is a rollicking nineteenth century epic. You can learn more here.
My recent speaking engagements have included appearances at Willamette University, Clackamas Community College, the University of Oregon, Wordstock, the Manzanita Writers’ Series, Corban University’s Portals Writers’ Conference, and Writers’ Night at the Springwater Grange.
I’ve interviewed many writers, including Selden Edwards, David Corbett, Lauren Kessler, and Lindsay Hill, on this blog’s Seven Questions Series. Prior to starting Forest Avenue Press, I was a reporter, editor, managing editor, and freelance writer for various community newspapers and magazines in Virginia, New York, and Oregon.