Join us on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22nd, for a reading of my first novel, Earth, at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park, WA (Seattle). We start at 7 p.m. with a reading, followed by a Q&A and a signing, and you can expect a few fun audience surprises along the way. Click for […]

First novel, Earth, to Launch February 19, 2015

My first novel, Earth, is being published by Seattle’s Booktrope, and the official launch is this Thursday, Feb. 19th. Join our mailing list on my website,, and be entered to win a couple of fun promo prizes. I’m a visual artist and metaphysical coach (besides being a fiction writer) and you could win a […]

The Ecology of Hierarchical Thinking

Watercolor landscape, A month ago, a friend gave me a packet of lettuce seeds and I sprinkled them in the garden. I was just admiring the tiny lettuce leaves springing up and for some reason turned to thoughts of hierarchical thinking. In a hierarchy, the seedlings might well be seen as less than the […]

Feminism and Writing, Part I

Yerevan market, Armenia, 2008 I am a feminist. Not a humanist. A down-to-the-core feminista. I’m a feminist because I believe as a writer a woman’s search for voice is epic, is political, is a gender issue. I am a feminist because as a coach I’m determined to help women find and express their voice. Many […]

Break some plates

Friends, Budapest, Hungary, I had dinner with a friend last night and she asked if we could set up some time to get together and break some plates. “I really need to smash something,” she said, over roast chicken and garlic potatoes. We were both in a rage place with men who dominate conversations, […]

They took my leg, boss

self portrait, acrylic on paper, 2007, I have a good friend named Lisa. She doesn’t watch movies much; she’s often seeing blockbusters three years after they come out and commenting on them in conversation as if they were just released. It’s very funny. I’d like to create a fiction character who does this. It’s […]