Sunday, November 10, 2013


THE SOUND OF LETTING GO has been shortlisted for the PNW 2015 Book Awards. Check out the lovely company I'm in here.

And here are a few recent, lovely blogger comments about my second novel...

"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