Sunday, November 10, 2013


On Tuesday, my youngest heads back to school and I get to resume the writerly routine usurped by a summer of blueberry picking, trips to lakes and beaches, barbecues with friends and other hot-weather joys. It's been wonderful but I must admit I'm ready to log long hours at the keyboard!

I hope your summer was also filled with pleasures, and that you have fun clicking around my website. Please do leave me a note if you're so inclined. I'm not quick but I do answer them all in time :)

Here are a few recent, lovely blogger comments about THE SOUND OF LETTING GO...

"There is a deep simplicity to this story, but the author so richly and sparingly uses words that I often simply paused, taking moments to breathe into her writing." Book Peep Wonders

"This is a book that will make readers feel as well as think." CMLD Kids/Teen Book Reviews

"You will find yourself fully invested in Daisy's life and well being. This a book is a wonderful lesson but also just an amazing book to read." The Closet Library

For current musings, writing tips and occasional giveaways, please visit my blog.

For a coming-of-age novel with a romantic backdrop, The Sound of Letting Go 
ranks among the best in its genre. -- Voices of Youth Advocates

PW Starred Review

Thursday, June 7, 2012


My assistant proofing an arc (summer 2013)

With awesome librarian Pam and writing students
at Woodinville Library (summer 2013)

At TXLA 2012 with Jessi Kirby and
book blogger extraordinaire Kari Olson

At Barnes & Noble, Manhattan Beach, CA
with Gretchen McNeil, amazing B&N events coordinator Penny & Allen Zadoff

At Powells, Beaverton, OR, with
Rosanne Parry and the Portland Girlchoir

With agent-buddy Katherine Longshore
at Center for the Arts, Grass Valley, CA