pbnew1 (2)My work (poetry, fiction, essays) appears or is forthcoming in, Zyzzyvva, Chaparral, The Pedestal Magazine, Pool, Runes, Phoebe, Santa Barbara Independent, The Chattahoochee Review, Poetry NZ,  Other Voices Int’l,, Askew Poetry Journal. and the SCBWI-LA blog. I’m the 2007 Abroad Writers’ Conferences Poetry Fellow and I’ve been a Finalist or Top 25-ist in several Glimmer Train contests. I’ve attended Bread Loaf, the AWP, the Big Sur Children’s Writing Workshops and am an active member of SCBWI. I am the author of the poetry chapbooks Nightmares With Moons (Pudding House Press) and, most recently, Valley Meditation (Finishing Line Press). Currently, I am house-hunting for my middle-grade novel, Trouble Beneath The Waves, a very contemporary fantasy, and my novel-for-adults, Freaks’ Weather. A 7th generation Californian, I live in the vast, heat-layered San Fernando Valley with Mr. Wonderful and our 4th Grader–and an ever-expanding mini-zoo.