Welcome to my site. You'll find information here about the writing I've done, the editorial services I offer, and the classes I teach.
I grew up on a chicken ranch in the Santa Clara Valley of California in the days when it was still known as the Valley of Heart's Delight, when blossoming orchards stretched as far as the eye could see in springtime. I bonded with the earth as a child, climbing trees and tromping down the long spring grass to form outdoor rooms in which my siblings and I played. We later lived at Lake Tahoe and hiked whenever we could. I contain the imprint of the earth's beauty in my cells.
I became a writer and editor after earning a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Utah and a certificate from the Stanford Publishing Course. Later I went back to school to earn a master's degree from Naropa University with an emphasis in ecopsychology. Nature is still and always a centering force in my life. In all my work, I focus on encouraging a way of life in touch with nature.
I edited Sisters of the Earth: Women’s Prose and Poetry about Nature (1991, 2003), co-edited Literature and the Environment: A Reader on Nature and Culture (with Scott Slovic and John O’Grady, 1998) and At Home on This Earth: Two Centuries of U.S. Women’s Nature Writing (with Tom Edwards, 2002), and co-authored Cooking with Sunshine (with Rick Palkovic, 2006).
I offer a full range of editing services grounded in my thirty years of experience in every aspect of book publishing.