After working as a public servant in the environmental field for more than fifteen years, I left my cubicle in 2016 and hiked the 500-mile Colorado Trail with my husband and three sons, twenty years after my husband and I hiked the same trail together. I'm now writing a book about the two hikes and the environmental and social history and landscape of Colorado.
Through my writing, I explore the connections between humans and nature, embrace the extremes of the motherhood experience, and confront the emotional effects of environmental contamination. My essays and short stories have appeared in Zoomorphic, The Maine Review, Saltfront, Snowy Egret, Orion, Brain, Child Magazine, and About Place Journal, among other publications.
I received a BA in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine's Stonecoast program.
As a Maine Master Naturalist Volunteer I teach workshops in nature writing and nature journaling at nature centers and nonprofits around Maine. I also co-edit the Literary Reflections department at the journal Literary Mama and I provide writing and editing services to clients near and far.
I live off the grid in Central Maine in a house built and kept warm by my husband. My sons, now 16, 12, and 12 continue to inspire my writing and my life.
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