I am a writing consultant and coach in my hometown of Moorhead, Minnesota, and the author of The Same Moon: a memoir (Camphor Press, 2020).
As an award-winning newspaper reporter, school public relations manager, public relations professional, science writer and communications consultant, I have explored the stories of hundreds of people from all walks of life.
My stories and essays have appeared in the Christian Science Monitor, the Japan Times, the Star Tribune, The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Memoir Journal, the Font: A Literary Journal for Language Teachers and elsewhere.
I have taught English in Japan, Japanese in Minnesota, and writing at universities, for community groups and privately. I also teach yoga, integrating prayer, meditation and movement.
I have a BA in biology (St. Olaf College), an MA in mass communication (University of Minnesota) and an MFA in creative nonfiction (Eastern Washington University).
Now I live … and try to remember to breathe deeply … with my family, back in Minnesota.