Posts from March, 2021



I am beyond excited to announce that my debut novel, REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES, will be published by Ecco/HarperCollins next spring! This story, and its quirky characters, have been brewing in my head for a while, and I’m so thrilled that I finally get to share them with you.

REMARKABLY BRIGHT CREATURES tells the story of a widow who befriends an aquarium-dwelling octopus. When a grifter comes to town, the three unlock a truth tied to her son’s disappearance thirty years ago.

I’ll share more details in the weeks and months to come, but if you want to stay in the loop (and be the first to know when preorders are available!), the easiest way is to sign up for my mailing list. (Just drop your email in that box to the right!)

A million (trillion!) thanks to everyone who has supported me in writing this book, from my husband and family, my amazing critique partners and writers group, my incredible agent, Kristin Nelson, and my wonderful editor at Ecco, Helen Atsma.

I can’t wait for you all to meet Marcellus the Octopus!


Now Available! Hope, An Anthology of Hopeful Stories and Poetry

Now available from TL;DR Press! This anthology includes 41 forward-looking, positive short stories and poems spanning all genres. I am honored to have my short story, “Crush Season,” included in this project to benefit Action Against Hunger. Buy it on Amazon in paperback or Kindle.