The Social Gap Experiment

If you want to stir things up, join me for a social distancing experiment! Expect a bit of comedy, confessions, commiserating, conversation and creativity.

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…

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.

#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…

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.

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.

#PoetNotes: Singularly

As the world continues to change in the midst of a global pandemic, I find myself writing more poetry than anything else. Sometimes I struggle to write a full poem, so I started taking notes. Follow the hashtag on social media!

A Poem: Minneapolis

Written in 2005, this poem was born out of romantic love. Perhaps it holds new meaning in 2020.

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.

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!

Launching the Solar Orbiter

“We’re going to make beautiful science.” Nothing captures the launch of the ESA Solar Orbiter better than the words of NASA’s Dr. Nicola Fox. As a NASA Social Media Ambassador, I had the honor of attending a live launch.

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…