You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children. –Madeleine L’Engle


Here’s a SparkNotes version of my story.


I am living a childhood dream: I work in a publishing house surrounded by books and people who love books. It’s as wonderful as you might imagine; it’s harder work than you might imagine. As a senior developmental editor, I’m privileged to help nonfiction authors shape their stories and realize their dreams of publication.

Before entering the publishing industry, I worked in higher ed marketing, taught college writing, and founded Word Ninja writing and editing services.

You’ll find my creative non-fiction writing here on the blog and a few of my published pieces on my portfolio page.

When I’m not editing books or contributing to ThePerennialGen, the blog collective I co-founded, I’m filling a 5-subject notebook with my second young adult fantasy.

I believe words and stories should always offer hope. I find that hope in my love for my family, in time spent hiking the local forests, and in my acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord of my life.

Current works-in-progress

A Chasing After the Wind (forthcoming) follows 15-year-old Hattie as she discovers a rare gift to heal bleeders in a post-Depression world of strict religious beliefs and superstition that is ruled by her Grandma Mymie, the town healer. — Young Adult (YA) historical/supernatural

Series in progress — Armed only with a few weird relics — including their weapon-wielding Aunt Esther — adopted siblings Asher, Quinn, and Gracie fight three entities from their countries of birth to save the people and place they call home. — YA fantasy

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi folks!

    WordPress notified me that you “liked” my post of my book signing at the hair salon and suggested I look you up. Imagine my surprise to see the Trinity connection! Rah for Trinity and rah for your work!

    Thanks. Lois


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