My writing (poetry, fiction, essays) has appeared in or is forthcoming in, ZYZZYVA, Chaparral, The Pedestal Magazine, Crab Creek Review, Phoebe, Santa Barbara Independent, The Chattahoochee Review, Askew Poetry Journal, SCBWI-LA blog, and elsewhere. I’ve been a multiple Glimmer Train Finalist, a Rona Jaffe Award semi-finalist, and was awarded a poetry fellowship to the Abroad Writers’ Conferences. I’ve attended Bread Loaf, the AWP, 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). My novel-in-progress won Runner Up in its middle grade category at the SCBWI-LA Skirball event, March, 2018. A 7th generation Californian, I live in Los Angeles with my husband, our tween, and a boisterous mini-zoo. Because I’m a hopeless thalassophile, my work tends to take place on/around/beneath our oceans. The beach fixes everything.