My stories have been published in print in The New England Writers’ Network and in Buffalo Spree and Lake Affect magazines. I’ve had short stories published online in Inkburns and in Potpourri: A Magazine of the Literary Arts. Area newspapers, both daily and suburban, have printed my op-ed pieces.
In addition to my published short story collection, The Last Generation of Women Who Cook, in which all of the stories involve men, women and food, I have one finished chick-lit novel and one novel-in-progress. I’m a member of an active writers’ group, and am currently a writer at a college where I develop marketing strategy and create collateral communications materials as well as feature stories for the university’s magazines, parent publications and other audiences.
I’m a good part Norwegian, which explains my passion for all things potato and love for white creamy foods, and a smaller part German, which explains really nothing.
Words I would use to describe myself would be organized, whimsical, imaginative, fun-loving, humorous, fanciful, witty and grounded, somewhat contradictory, perhaps, but isn’t that what makes a person interesting?
My short stories have appeared in the following publications:
Buffalo Spree Magazine: The Day the God of Baseball Called My Name and Fennel
Lake Affect Magazine: Just the Facts and When Denny Met Bill
Inkburns, an Online Literary Journal: The Way the World Ends
Potpourri: A Magazine of the Literary Arts: Rice, Wild Rice
New England Writers’ Network: Sugar Cubes
Other interesting facts
- Some of my volunteer writing-related work includes creating a non-fiction quarterly for the local public library system and serving as a member of a selection committee that judged a high school writing contest sponsored through the library.
- I serve on the marketing and communications committees of several non profit community agencies.
- I attend writers’ workshops locally and regionally and am part of an active fiction writers’ group.
- I’ve read work at local literary events and hope someday to sit on the set of the movie made from one of my stories.