Wander

I’m a sucker for a writing workshop or conference (read: life hack to stay in school forever). Combine a literary event with meeting new people and exploring new settings for stories, and I’m in. My children: “Your perfect day would include going to class?” Indeed, it would. Here is a scrapbook of my travels, literary and otherwise, Pilot G-2 Ultra Fine point pen in hand.

Next up: Lit Fest at Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Denver, Colo. (June 14-21, 2019)

Recent: Northern California Writers’ Retreat, Santa Cruz Mountains (March 20-24, 2019), and AWP Conference & Bookfair, Portland, Ore. (March 27-30, 2019)

Reading in Dublin, Abroad Writers Conference

Reading in Dublin, Abroad Writers Conference

How I felt about my whole MFA experience

How I felt about my whole MFA experience

MFA graduation, Santa Fe, New Mexico

MFA graduation, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Because you need to see the graduation shoes #fashionfail

Because you need to see the graduation shoes #fashionfail

MFA mentor Robert Clark who regularly scribbled  ABM —“a bit much”—in my margins Whidbey Island, Washington

MFA mentor Robert Clark who regularly scribbled ABM—“a bit much”—in my margins
Whidbey Island, Washington

Fictionistas: Trying to be more than a wine-drinking group since 2008

Fictionistas: Trying to be more than a wine-drinking group since 2008

Lismore Castle, Waterford, Ireland. Almost too beautiful to write here. Abroad Writers Conference

Lismore Castle, Waterford, Ireland. Almost too beautiful to write here.
Abroad Writers Conference

Writer camp aka Wedgwood Circle GoodLit fellowship with Bret Lott. Stanford, Kentucky

Writer camp aka Wedgwood Circle GoodLit fellowship with Bret Lott. Stanford, Kentucky

Not so hungry, Shanghai

Not so hungry, Shanghai

Quest for cheese (always), Rome

Quest for cheese (always), Rome

Tin House Summer Workshop tee shirt day. Portland, Oregon

Tin House Summer Workshop tee shirt day. Portland, Oregon

Novel research—no, really!—in Paris

Novel research—no, really!—in Paris

AWP Conference ca. 2009 with  Relief Journal  founder Kimberly Culbertson. Chicago, Illinois

AWP Conference ca. 2009 with Relief Journal founder Kimberly Culbertson. Chicago, Illinois

Happy Place, Shakespeare & Co., Paris

Happy Place, Shakespeare & Co., Paris

Setting of Book 2—come with me to Bora Bora!

Setting of Book 2—come with me to Bora Bora!