About Me

The Gathering Girl. Pencil on paper, 9-27-01

I am a writer, reader, gatherer, doodler, and psychiatric nurse practitioner in central Ohio. I have a Bachelors in Humanities from Ohio Wesleyan University, where I studied Ancient Greek and Existentialism. Many years later, I earned a Masters of Science in Nursing from The Ohio State University. Many years after that, I earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Ashland University. I believe I am done with higher education.

I have been a psychiatric nurse since 2007. I have been writing since I could write. Currently, I live in beautiful Champaign County on a 9-acre patch of paradise on which my husband is building us a house out of discarded things. If you’re interested in such things, you can visit our page on Facebook. We live there with our dog (Toby), four cats (Libby, Moxie, Little Bill, L’MiSa), and tortoise (Tortie).

My work has appeared in Vanderbilt Press’ 2008 Anthology The Way We Work, The Bellevue Literary Review, and the Brevity Nonfiction Blog. One of my short stories made the Top 25 in Glimmer Train‘s Fiction Open January/February 2019. Another was first runner up in The Saturday Evening Post’s 2020 Great American Fiction Contest.