I'm a native of Washington State, where I grew up surrounded by rivers, mountains and giant trees. That, and my travels, especially in Ireland, have combined somehow to make the unusual worlds of the fantasy novels I have been writing, The Nithing for middle grade and The Changeling Chronicles for YA.
I've had two stories in Cricket Magazine, The Wimblestone (2005) and Lucia (2002). I love folk traditions, including standing stones.
I'm published in adult non-fiction as well. Scandinavian Folk Patterns for Counted Thread Embroidery is a coffee-table sized, full-color book, and I've written as a guest editorialist for the Tacoma News Tribune and the website Stories1st.com.
I'm a member of both the Western Washington and Oregon SCBWI conferences. Each offers something unique, and I've made some wonderful writing friends through SCBWI. We're not really alone after all!
Member since 2000
Region: Western Washington
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