The book, as memoir-in-essays, follows the narrator’s journey as a pirate radio DJ, writer, mother, and organic farmer exploring identity, sexuality, and feminine desire through opening her marriage with her husband. The book looks closely at what happens when the narrator runs the edges of desire by questioning the nature of monogamy and freedom within a conventional marriage. Along the way, the book detours into memory and meditations on various subjects that frame the narrator’s story including music, radio, place, home, rule-breaking, freedom, religion, belonging, forgiveness, divorce, love, and wildness.
Podcast: Interview on Literary Ashland, November 2019
Contributor Interview at New Delta Review, June 11, 2017
“On Coupling” featured on Longreads
“Building an Online Home” Website featured on Discover WordPress
Sunday Spotlight on Emerging Writers, Laurie Easter’s blog
Contributor Spotlight at Bellingham Review
Honors, Awards, and Fellowships
Awarded a Katharine Bakeless Nason Scholarship to attend the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers’ Conference in June 2018.
Recipient of Playa artist residency, August 2017.
Notable essay, 2016, “A Gathering of Then & Now” (The Best American Essays, edited by Robert Atwan, Houghton Mifflin)
2017 ArtSmith Fellow
Pushcart Prize Nomination for “As Snow Designs” Bellingham Review, Fall 2015
Winner, 2015 AWP Intro Journals Award in Creative Nonfiction
Finalist, Orlando Prize for Creative Nonfiction – AROHO, Fall 2013
Finalist, Terrain Nonfiction Prize, Fall 2013