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I graduated from Washington State University in 1995 with a degree in English with a minor in public speaking and did what any self respecting liberal arts major would do…

Nothing remotely related to my field of study.  I’ve worked as a barista, had the privilege to intern at the National Zoo in D.C. and at the Seattle Aquarium, sold handmade goods at a local farmer’s markets, had kids, taught Montessori third graders how to write research papers, volunteered as a Dewey decimal loving library aid, trained a dog up to Canine Good Citizen level (you get the idea).

So now I write! You can find my YA short stories in Enchanted Conversation and Eternal Haunted Summer

I also have several manuscripts in the fire, a YA post-apocalyptic that takes place in Spokane and a queer fantasy about witches and foodpods and misplaced magic.

When I’m not banging away on a keyboard, I’m an Independent Audio Producer for the Brain Junk Podcast with Amy Barton as my co-host. Every week we have a new episode about everything you never knew you wanted to know. If you have an interest in why wombat poop is square or how Dr. Robert Liston came to be called the fastest knife in the West End — then Brain Junk is for you. We deep dive into science, culture and history for unexpected facts. BrainJunkPodcast.com

I grew up in Seattle and currently live in Spokane, WA.  I’ve spent most of my life in some part of the Pacific Northwest. Nothing makes me happier than hiking through the woods on a foggy day. Yep, I’m one of those people.

I live with a garden-crazed chemist, two kiddos, three whiny cats, several chickens and a faithful chocolate lab named Ruby.

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