September, 2019: I’m thrilled to learn that Action Aid Denmark has developed an educational curriculum for climate fiction that features my short story “Still Waters.” Teachers and activists, I hope you will find this free resource helpful! It’s available in English and Danish.
August, 2019: My short story “Sworn Guardian” received an honorable mention in the Sapiens Plurum Short Fiction contest. In a future, drought-ravaged world, an elite team of forest guardians protect the trees as if they are their own children, and are sworn to defend them from all threats including wildfire and poachers. Inspiration for this story was drawn from the Akashinga, a group of women who defend wildlife in Zimbabwe.
Friday, April 12, 2019: Find me at the Vashon Lit Crawl! I’ll be reading with Laura Da’ at Gather from 4-6 pm. The stories I’m planning to read include one about kids who find an underground city and another about two older women who survive the Camp Wildfire and devise a plan to hold their legislators accountable so that it never happens again.
February, 2019: I’ve joined Dragonfly Ecofiction as a YA and middle grade book reviewer. Dragonfly is an amazing resource for readers to discover books about the power of nature and for those trying to save the planet. There are great resources for educators too.
September, 2018: So excited to announce that my children’s story, “Outside Person,” was awarded second place in the PNWA’s annual writing contest. I love this story and hope to one day see it in the hands of children that I am not related to!