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Hello + welcome! I’m glad you’re here.
I’m a writer and a playful productivity coach.

I write middle grade fantasy books. I also blog about creativity, productivity, writing, and the challenges of life as a busy parent.

As a coach, I support folks who are ready to jumpstart their creative projects, develop an ongoing creative practice that works for them, and get stuck projects moving forward again.

When not tapping away at the keyboard or supporting clients, I can be found singing along with my ukulele, soaking up the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest, chasing my children around, reading like I’m running out of time, and drinking coffee… lots and lots of coffee. Come grab a mug of your own and stay awhile, if you like. I’m glad you’re here.

On the blog…


“Do you still play?” asked Steve Einhorn, my former ukulele teacher. He was in town with his wife Kate Power, and we were catching up a bit before their concert began. “Oh yes,” I said. “I love my uke. But I don’t think I’ve made any progress since you last heard me....

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As a writer, and as a creative person generally, I’ve found that having enough space is vital. Around us, the default is to fill things up to the tippy-top and overflowing. So I treasure… Open space on my desk. Oh so tempting to set more things upon it, but ideally I...

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The Meaning in the Mess

Every large writing project I’ve written has gone through at least one messy chrysalis phase. Rewriting has commenced, entropy’s doing its gleeful dance, and everything I wrote has been changed up so much that it’s dissolving into utter chaos. When I’m in that...

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