My nature writing, personal essays, and other creative nonfiction has appeared in The Fourth River, Pilgrimage, Under the Sun, the American Nature Writing anthologies, A Natural History of Now: reports from the edge of nature, and other publications.   I’ve received an Artist Trust Literature Fellowship, a Seattle Arts Commission literary award, and my essay “Salvage” was recognized as “notable” in the Best American Science and Nature Writing 2002.

From 2012 – 2017, I was the nonfiction editor of the Blue Lyra Review – A Literary Magazine of Diverse Voices (www.bluelyrareview.com), which brought  together essayists, fiction writers, poets, photographers, and other artists from a rich array of backgrounds. (Sadly, we had our final issue in summer 2017, but you can still read our back issues.) I was honored to have presented work by Ken Lamberton, Gary Presley, Enid Shomer, Christine Stewart-Nuñez, and other fine writers in past or upcoming issues.

I’m pleased as punch to say that Blue Lyra Review celebrated  “notable essay” mentions in Best American Essays thanks to Neil Mathison’s Wooden Boats, Ellen Brooks’ Dayennu, and Lisa Romeo’s Not Quite Meet-Cute.”

I live in Seattle, WA with my husband (a scientist and former English major), whom I met at a swing dance, and our daughter. I’m a freelance grant writer, occasional backyard farmer, and not-too-bad chess player who loves to start the day listening to the beautiful music of Artie Shaw’s “Begin the Beguine.”