When in April

Grief is such a poignant emotion. It has a particularly profound impact when the world grieves collectively, as entire communities endure tragic or unexpected loss. The month of April marked a difficult time for us.

Passion Projects

A creative individual, I draw a lot of inspiration from nature, the night sky, the written word, and the many talented people who cross my path.

Time for a NASA Social!

I’m thrilled to announce that I was selected for a volunteer opportunity as a NASA Social Media Ambassador, slated for early February!

The Art of the Short Story

Over time, I’ve found a love for short stories. A writer can pack a lot of meaning and symbolism into these small pieces, which simultaneously devastate, enlighten and inspire.

Creative Nonfiction

It’s time. I’m excited to share that I’ve relaunched my blog! This time, the writing will explore new topics, relate new adventures, and even offer creative advice.

Rare Beauty

Wonders of the night sky and rare natural phenomena have inspired a lot of my creative writing, especially in fiction. These pieces feature elements of the night: Aurora Novel, my debut novel based on Northern Lights Milky Way Novel, a work in progress featuring Milky Way mythology BlackJack, a short story of magical realism Crossing…

Painting the Light

After submitting to a gallery, I’m excited to share that several of my paintings were selected for exhibition and publication!

The Power of Place

Setting comes alive in my stories, leading characters on a journey and becoming a character of its own. Here are a few short stories that capture the power of place: Relic in a Bottle — magical realism entwines a museum The Only Violet Stone — a city floods with memories For more, visit Writing

Giving Birth to Galaxies

The Milky Way stretches over Lake Hawea near Isthmus Peak in New Zealand. Gazing into our galaxy inspired me to begin writing my second novel.

Aurora Chasing

It’s 2 a.m. My eyes are bleary, my arms and legs tender from a lack of sleep. My dog can hardly keep her head upright, whether she is indoors or out, and my man looks once more longingly at the sky, as I do. This is how we appear after a night of Aurora Chasing.

Events for Social Distancing

None of us could have anticipated how challenging 2020 would become. Yet, nature blooms around us, and life goes on in the midst of social distancing. Fortunately, some of the events we look forward to will go on! Our friends have worked hard to adapt upcoming events into an online format, keeping art and writing…

Live in REO Town!

As part of the REO Town Reading Series, I’m excited to present my work live with other talented Michigan authors! This time, I’ll share the adventures in a tale of magical realism called Black Jack & The Dawn of Dark Pollution. How could darkness wreak havoc in the city during daylight? Read the full story!

Songs for the Heliosphere

Gearing up for a trip to Cape Canaveral to witness the launch of the Solar Orbiter, I asked friends to share their favorite songs about the sun, aurora and outer space. The resulting playlist is phenomenal! There are too many awesome songs to name, and these are just a few. It’s a bit of a…

#PoetNotes: A Series

New ideas are flowing for #PoetNotes, a series of my poetic musings on social media. I don’t always have the time it takes to compose a new poem, which led me to jot down these notes. Mostly on Instagram, these pieces of inspiration appear across social media channels. Follow me on Instagram. A selection of…

#PoetNotes

A new series! Inspired by emerging talent, I find myself writing poetry for the first time in years. Not every day gives birth to a poem, so I started taking notes. Follow the hashtag on social media!