pbnew1 (2)My work (poetry, fiction, essays) appears or is forthcoming in many journals, including, Zyzzyvva, Chaparral, The Pedestal Magazine, Pool, Runes, Phoebe, Santa Barbara Independent, The Chattahoochee Review, Poetry NZ,  Other Voices Int’l, and Askew Poetry Journal. 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 I’m an active member of SCBWI. I am the author of the poetry chapbook, Nightmares With Moons (Pudding House Press). My poetry chapbook, Valley Meditation, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. Currently, I am house-hunting for my middle-grade novel, Trouble Beneath The Waves, and my novel-for-adults, Freaks’ Weather. A 7th generation Californian, I live in the vast, heat-layered San Fernando Valley with my husband, 2nd Grader, and mini-zoo of needy pets.