Hello. I’m a fiction writer, poet and essayist. I’ve taught and coached writers for over 25 years.

My work is to discover a writer’s strongest, singing voice, and to help each person write without fear, honestly and with authority.

A shelf of books in my office has emerged from their hard work, next to my own publications.

Teaching, tutoring teens and college students, editing manuscripts and holding retreats are like breathing to me, irresistible, challenging and more fun than any other profession.

I travel and teach in many cities, but home is Grand Junction, Colorado, where I welcome students in my studio and online. Please feel free to contact me.

Safe journeys, happy writing, stay tuned, come back soon.