• I'm honored to be reading at the Houston Museum of Decorative Arts at a private party on November 29th. If you haven't visited this gorgeous museum, make plans to do so. It is a Chattanooga treasure!
  • My poetry explores the relationship between body and nature. What better way to celebrate my dear friend and yoga teacher Madia Swicord's studio grand opening (External link opens in new tab or windowChattanooga Yoga School & Madia's Healing Arts)? Join us Saturday, November 11th for "Open House Shenanigans," which will include a reading and other events. Join me at 12:30 when I'll share some writing and tips and thoughts on writing. For more information, click External link opens in new tab or windowhere.
  • I'm excited to announce a full day of activities on Tuesday, October 24th at my Master's alma mater, University of Alabama in Huntsville. Join me at 11:00am in Morton Hall, room 148 for a Master Class called, "Image to Word: How to transform your ideas into poems, personal essay or memoir, and stories." This is a bring your own lunch event and will run for an hour an a half. Later that day (6:00pm) at UAH's Wilson Hall Gallery, I'll have the pleasure of reading and conversing with poet Samantha Moe and amazing human Alanna Frost. Both events are open to the public. I hope you'll come. Click External link opens in new tab or windowhere for reading and reception information.
  • September's getting busy. My best pal External link opens in new tab or windowJessica Barksdale will join me for a conversation about writing on September 16th from 5:00-6:00. Jessica and I are interested in many of the same themes (family, relationships, nature, and others) and have been writing pals since the late 1990s. Come with questions and be ready to learn and laugh. We'll be at External link opens in new tab or windowStoveworks in Chattanooga. More to come!
  • Don't feel like driving to Trenton to hear me read from (and then buy) my new book in August? I'll be at External link opens in new tab or windowThe Woodshop in St. Elmo (55th and St. Elmo Ave) on Thursday, September 14th from 6:00-7:00 pm. If you haven't come to The Woodshop, you've missed out on their great beer and wine selection and amazing menu. Their kitchen will be open on September 14th for my reading and it will be happy hour. Yay!
  • I'll add a reading at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga here.
  • My book releases officially in August and I'll be reading again at the External link opens in new tab or windowDade County Public Library on Tuesday, August 29th from 6:00-7:00 Eastern time. Join me.
  • The External link opens in new tab or windowDade County Public Library in Trenton, GA has invited me to teach a writing course on Thursday, July 20th. Stayed tuned for more information about the course content.
  • Looking for something to do for an hour this Thursday night (June 8th) from 6:30-7:30 Eastern time? Join my great friends--External link opens in new tab or windowJessica Barksdale, External link opens in new tab or windowDanielle Hanson, External link opens in new tab or windowAndrew Najberg, External link opens in new tab or windowIan Ramsey, External link opens in new tab or windowDana Shavin, and me on Zoom. Here's the link: https://tennessee.zoom.us/j/96290597343 .
  • I've been invited to speak with a Chattanooga book group this weekend (May 7th). I'm so excited! Email me if you'd like me to join your group and discuss aspects of writing in any genre. I'm happy to share generative writing tips, editing, revising, and submission strategies.
  • The External link opens in new tab or windowDade County Public Library in Trenton, GA has been kind enough to invite me to read to celebrate the pre-release of my collection, Alchemy.  Join us at 6:00 on April 18th if you're in the neighborhood or are looking for a close-to-home adventure. I'll be reading some work from my collection, as well as some new work.
  • Put March 31st on your calendar and join External link opens in new tab or windowDana Shavin, Earl Braggs, Paul Luikart, Andrew Najberg, and me for a reading at the External link opens in new tab or windowMountain Arts Community Center on Signal Mountain. We'll start at 6:30, so get there early enough to find a seat.
  • Fun reading February 1st on Zoom with External link opens in new tab or windowWild Roof Journal collaborators past and present. Thanks to editor Aaron Lelito for choosing my work and then inviting me to read.
  • Thanks to American Writers Review for publishing not only one poem but three in their July released print anthology, External link opens in new tab or windowAmerican Writers Review 2022: The End or the Beginning. See “After All," “Woman Reunited with her Uterus," and “On to Grand Isle” there.
  • Alchemy, my full-length poetry collection, has found a home. Thank you, External link opens in new tab or windowFinishing Line Press! Look for pre-sales (and a pre-release party) in April 2023 and the release (and a release party) in August.
  • Come out and listen to some great authors read at the Black Creek Reading Series II in Chattanooga, TN. They invited me to join them. What an honor!
  • Looking for something a little different? Check out my article in External link opens in new tab or windowGet Out magazine about adventure runs in the Grand Canyon.
  • A poem celebrating the wonders of the desert, “I Took the Desert’s Pulse,” found a home with External link opens in new tab or windowThe Thing Itself.
  • External link opens in new tab or windowSalmon Creek Journal published both “Alchemy” and “How Surgeon’s Learned to Operate on a Beating Heart.” Yay!
  • Stop by UTC’s campus for the Meacham Writers’ Conference Reading. I’m up at noon.
  • I wrote a lot of articles over the years for Roots Rated—at least one a month for a couple of them. Here are a few:
     -  "External link opens in new tab or windowHow to Make Yourself Run When It's Cold"
     -  "External link opens in new tab or windowPlan a Winter Getaway to a Tennessee State Park Treasure"
  • External link opens in new tab or windowScarlet Leaf Press gave “Three Greek Words," a story loosely based on a trip I took to Europe with my oldest friend, a home.
  • Finishing up my MFA in Creative Writing and honored to read at the Rainier Writers Workshop Reading with my classmates.
  • What an honor to see my story, “Rise” in External link opens in new tab or windowDriftwood Press’ most recent issue.
  • My poem “Somewhere in the Black Hills” about running in South Dakota at night with my husband found its way into the anthology Bearers of Distance.