“Only those who risk going too far can possible find out how far one can go.” — T.S. Eliot

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…

Upcoming Events

The year has many exciting opportunities in store, as I devote time to my art, writing and adventures. Find out what’s happening on my creative journey, and join me for an upcoming event!

Whimsy & Wanderlust

With so much natural beauty, I’ve always dreamed of traveling the U.S. Now, I hope to turn my dreams into reality, and visit as many national parks as I can.

Pure Michigan

One of my goals in life is to visit as many state parks and national parks as I can. After setting out to travel more in Michigan, I decided to jot down which state parks I’ve visited and try to see them all!

Five Days of Fiction

Over the years, I’ve learned just how much focus, study and perseverance it takes to write a novel. It’s an art and a craft that takes years, or even decades, to master. The best written lines come out of careful creativity, and the best published words appear on the page only after the writer has…

Bridging the Social Gap

The Social Gap Experiment is a project to bridge the gap of social distancing and share creativity during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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.

#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…

Whistling on a Mountain

If one happens to be out alone at night under the Aurora Borealis and hears a whistling sound, one has only to whistle in return, and the lights will come closer out of curiosity. This legend speaks to the mystery and awe of the Aurora Borealis, which inspired my first novel.

“Thirsty for the Marvelous”

“I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn’t impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.” — Anaïs Nin Art…

Publication

Many pieces of my creative writing have been selected for literary journals and an excerpt of my novel was published in an anthology. I also had the honor of publishing two books, with the most recent book releasing in 2020. It’s exciting to have my creative work appear in print! New! “Social Gap Experiment Anthology”…

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.

A Still Life Water Color

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.

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

From an ancient Greek goddess to a ground-breaking immigrant astronomer, women, both fictional and real, have lent their lives to the discovery of galaxies.

Nature of Ecstatic Motion

Unwind to modern and meditative music with natural scenery from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and a beach in California, through this photography slideshow.

Year in Review 2020

Looking back on the last year, there’s no doubt 2020 brought tough challenges. Those challenges were unique to each one of us. I’ll be the first to admit I struggled in the chaos — my own writing and aurora chasing nearly came to a halt. But in the midst of it all, we kept going….

A Heartfelt Congrats!

A new project is taking shape, and I’m honored that so many people are a part of it! The Social Gap Experiment is an effort to find out whether social media truly connects us or brings us farther apart.

Unfiltered: No. 4

The mirror moment marks that unmistakable point in time when we take the courage to step up to our own destiny, and declare “I got this.”