Looking for a little something extra? Here’s where you’ll find it. Audio of original short stories or poems. Video Q&As. Maybe an interview with an author or otherwise interesting person. Who knows what visual and aural delights might show up on this page full of totally random stuff I wasn’t sure where to put?



Ninety-Eight: A River City Story



I had a blast talking to Carol Ann Tack about The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water, memory, forgiveness, and much more on the Top Shelf at Merrick Library podcast. If you’re a reader who is always looking for that next great book, you should definitely subscribe to this podcast!

I was thrilled to be Ginny L. Yttrup’s first guest on her brand new Words for Writers podcast. We talked about All That We Carried, writing under deadline, the writing and publishing process, and more. You can listen to that episode here. If you’re a writer, be sure to subscribe because she has a great lineup of guests coming up!



Chatting with the delightful Terri Gillespie about The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water and my penchant for collecting hobbies.


I loved talking with Maggie Lynch and my friend and fellow WFWA member Lyn Liao Butler about writing Women’s Fiction.


A great conversation with authors Rachel Mans McKenny and Kathleen Basi about writing as people of faith who don’t write in the traditional Christian Fiction genre.


In conversation with Scottish author (and friend) Lainey Cameron about We Hope for Better Things sweeping the WFWA Star Awards (plus some advice to writers just starting out)


We Hope for Better Things is a Michigan Notable Book for 2020


Watch the book trailer for The Girl Who Could Breathe Under Water


Watch the book trailer for The Words between Us



Longtime readers may remember one of my old blogs, The Consummate Amateur, where I chronicled my life as a young mother, aspiring writer, constant seamstress, and sometime gardener. If you’re looking for a deep dive into my life and thoughts during my early thirties, this is it! Sadly, the blog that preceded it, Stuff No One Would Publish, has disappeared from the internet. It’s somewhere on my hard drive. I think. But it will likely remain there, in obscurity, ad infinitum.