Resume

 

Publications – Novel or Book

Publications – Short Story

  • “Confessions of a Neo Swing Dancer,” Coffeelicious, April 2016
  • “Good Will,” Texas Writer’s Journal, April 2016
  • “Swimming Lessons,” Texas Writer’s Journal, April 2016
  • “Brightness: Swinging Blind,” Coffeelicious, March 2016
  • “Swing Dancing and Drinking in Dublin,” Coffeelicious, March 2016
  • Dressing the Part,” Kindle, 2014
  • “Mrs. Francis’ Night Out, For the Love of Writing,” The Amazing Writers Workshop Anthology 2010

Publications – Poetry

  • “Drinking Water,” The Lucid Stone  Fall 1995
  • “The Suffering Artist,” Red Dog Journal, Spring 1995, Sister Moon Press Jan/Feb 1994
  • “The Eat me Beat me Poem” Voices, June 1994
  • “He,” Voices Magazine, May 1994
  • “Sick,” Spoken Word from Lallapallooza, 1994, South Ash Press August 1992
  • “She Never Complains,” South Ash Press, April 1993
  • “Retail Hell,” Off the Pages in Your Face, Phoenix Poetry Slam Team September 1993
  • “78 Dollars and two hours Later,” South Ash Press Feb. 1992
  • “Mortality,” The Accent, Spring 1993, South Ash Press June 1992
  • “I Run Screaming,” Orgasmic Grapes, Sister Moon Press, November 1992
  • “Untitled,” South Ash Press, November 1992

Writing Awards

  • Second Round Finalist for Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013
  • Shortlisted for the Scare the Dickens Out of Us Ghost Story Contest, 9th place 2012
  • Shortlisted for the Scare the Dickens Out of Us Ghost Story Contest, 13th place 2011

Media Features

Writing Activities

  • RWA (Romance Writers of America) Member 2014-Present
  • AWRA (Austin Romance Writers of America) Member 2014-Present
  • PRO Member of RWA 2014-Present
  • Lockhart Writers Workshop 2013-Present
  • Amazing Writers Workshop 2009-2010

Honors/Public Appearances

  • A Dicken’s Christmas Local Author Invitational, Lockhart TX 2016
  • Spellerberg Project Gallery Pop-up Show Aug-Sept 2016
  • International Society for Women Educators DKG Delta Kappa Gamma, Guest Speaker 2015
  • Meet the Authors Invitational, Luling TX 2015
  • Concordia College, Austin TX, Lecturer 2015
  • A Dicken’s Christmas Local Author Invitational, Lockhart TX 2014
  • Phoenix New Times “Loud Poets Society” article Featured Poet 1994
  • Featured Poet Poetry Tent Lallapallooza, Phoenxi, AZ 1994
  • Phoenix Poetry Slam Team, Nationals Participant 1994
  • Scottsdale Center for the Arts Feature Poet 1994
  • Phoenix Poetry Slam Team, Nationals Participant 1993
  • “Visual Voices” Cable Access Show Featured Writer Phoenix, AZ 1993

Work History

  • Swing Dance Teacher 1998-Present
  • Editor-in-Chief/Contributor: Swivel: Vintage Living Magazine (1996-1999)
  • Editor-in-Chief/Contributor: From the Ashes, Phx AZ (1992-1995)

Education

  • Radio/Television, University of Arizona, 1986-1989
  • Communications, Phoenix Community College 1989-1990

Special Skills

  • Lindy Hop, Collegiate Shag, Balboa dancer and teacher
  • Gourmet Foodie cook
  • Victory Garden grower
  • Seamstress
  • Actress
  • Supermom
  • Youth Coordinator for Gaslight Baker Theatre

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