I began writing after many years of being a performing artist – an actress and singer – and am happy to be bringing those years of crafting characters and musical storytelling into my writing life. I'm a former recipient of a Rocky Mountain Women’s Institute Fellowship in poetry, and have spent much of my writing career focusing on the stories I grew up with as the daughter of naturalized citizens, and as the first generation to be born in this country. Currently, I’m completing my first young adult novel, entitled Tangled Chimes, a multi-generational, slightly fantastical, coming-of-age story. When I’m not writing, I sing with Resonance Women's Chorus of Boulder County, do as much yoga as I can. I’m the proud mother of three wonderful teen-age daughters, am married to my best friend, and live in Longmont, Colorado, with a constant view of the Rocky Mountains.