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In 2014, I took a leap of faith and started pursuing a career in creative writing; a goal and aspiration of mine for many years. I have several favorite quotes, but one in particular comes to mind as I travel down this new path:

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high, and we miss it, but that it is too low, and we hit it. ~Michelangelobutterflycrop-large with frame

For several years I struggled with the same questions about whether to pursue my dream: Was I afraid of failure or of success? Wasn’t there more I wanted to do with my life? If not now, then when? The conclusion: It was time to move forward. At the beginning of 2014, I set out on a quest to find the Real Me, the writer, hidden somewhere deep inside. I started my exploration with a creative nonfiction class through the Indiana Writers Center in Indianapolis, and it has been full steam ahead ever since!

I chose this butterfly graphic for my website because it was mystic-looking, and the colors grabbed my attention, but it is more than that; I love the symbolism. Overwhelmingly, cultural myth and lore honor the butterfly as a symbol of transformation because of its impressive process of metamorphosis. I feel like I am also going through a metamorphosis—I just pray I can do with it with even half as much graceful elegance as the exquisite butterfly you see here.

My website will continue to expand as my writing progresses, so I hope you will follow along to see where this new path takes me.

With much gratitude to my wonderful husband, Todd, and my dear friends for all their support and encouragement.



  1. Thank you so much for “Night Train” – it was lovely (and intimidating) to have you in the audience in Suffield yesterday, but we so enjoyed bringing your play to life! Please keep writing! It was wonderful to meet you in person, and thank you for the beautiful roses – they are spectacular!


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