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Thank you for popping in to take a peek at what this place is about.

I’m a writer living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with my very tall red-headed husband, a large red-haired dog and a sassy feral cat, all of which I love like crazy. My stories, prose, and poetry focus on the intersection of faith, art and being human.

I have a BFA in Inter-Arts and an MFA in Dance, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee — though during my many moves and travels during my career in theatre and dance, I also earned credits at the New School for Social Research in NYC, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, UNC-Greensboro, and UW-Madison.

In 1999, marriage brought me home to Milwaukee where I was Executive Director of the nonprofit Danceworks, taking the arts beyond the stage and studio to people of all ages throughout the city and beyond. After eighteen years of rewarding work, I stepped down to begin a new chapter as a writer.

I write weekly on my blog to encourage hope in hard places, advocate for mental health and am certified as a coach through the American Association of Christian Counseling. I’m passionate about sharing stories of those who have walked before us and paved the way.

My first book, Conversations with Dad, a love letter to my parents, captured my father’s career as a trailblazing architect in the 60s, faith and family during the last years of his life. My second biography about the missionary journey of Marc and Nancy Erickson titled Just Along for the Ride is on the way. Currently, I’m working on my debut novel. To receive my weekly blog posts directly, please subscribe below. You can also say hi on Instagram or Facebook. It’s wonderful to connect.

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