A Picture of MeMy opinions on writing are informed by a background studying literature at U.C. Berkeley, my experience as a reporter and freelance writer, and many hours of writing classes and workshops both formal and not-so-much. My fiction has appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies. Check in with me on Goodreads or visit my curated collection of ‘quotes worth keeping.’


In 2002, I was one of several writers invited to read in the Koret Auditorium of San Francisco Public Library as part of the Soul-Making Literary Competition; I was the only honoree to be a finalist in two categories.  I read at Writers With Drinks in October, 2003.  And Kitchen Sink Magazine nominated one of my essays for the Pushcart Prize in 2004.

  • Bitten Vampire Short Fiction Contest, Finalist, August 2005
  • Oregon Quarterly Northwest Perspectives Essay Contest, Semifinalist, March 2003
  • New Millennium Writing Awards XIII, Honorable Mention, May 2002
  • Rosalie Fleming Memorial Essay Prize, Finalist, January 2002
  • Sheila Smith Short Story Prize, Finalist, January 2002
  • Movie Review Contest with Dave Clayton, March 2001
  • Jack London Foundation Writing Contest, Finalist, 1992
  • Jack London Foundation Writing Contest, Finalist, 1991