I’m the award-winning author of two ecologically-themed novels: Listen and Call of the Sun ChildThis blog is my view of the world as told through short stories, narratives, poetry, and photography.


I was raised in the suburban outskirts of Portland, surrounded by fragmented forests, the distant glimmering of the Cascades, and the beautiful but polluted Willamette river.

I’ve always loved writing, reading, and imagining things. My childhood was one imaginary game after another. In the forest behind my house I pretended maple leaves were tree-lamps, ivy was money, and fern shoots were a rare species called long-trunked-thunder-elephants. I stood at the base of great, groaning cedars, listening to delicate robin-songs and singing along in my own made-up language. The forest was my playground. I loved the ferns, the creek, and the leaf-filtered afternoon sun.

Whether I was inventing an imaginary world or sitting quietly in the dirt, something was always on my mind: how could I appreciate the Earth’s beauty, or connect with the life around me, without fighting to protect it? That’s why I wrote Call of the Sun Child and Listen, and that’s also why I chose to get my BA in environmental studies and my MA in environmental humanities.

In 2011 I graduated from West Linn High School. I attended Clackamas Community College for a year before transferring to the University of Oregon, where, in 2015, I received a major in environmental studies and a minor in creative writing. I am currently a graduate student in the environmental humanities program at the University of Utah. My first novel was published in March 2014, my second was released in March 2016, and my third will be released in 2018. Stay tuned!


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6 thoughts on “About

  1. You sound like you had a great childhood. It’s too bad that most children can’t experience that wonder any longer. They’re too cooped up inside playing video games. The real adventure is outside.

  2. Thank you for Liking my poem.

    I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    I’m happy to be following this blog and look forward to reading the rest of your posts. A nature blog like this is just what I’ve been looking for.

    Thank you for writing.

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