About Me

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I live on a bench of land we call Goose Ridge, on a farm a friend dubbed Three Setters. It’s rolling ground that overlooks Washington’s snow-capped Cascade Range, forests, stream-fed ponds and acres of pasture. You’ll often find me gardening out back.

Our Gordon setters, scores of wild animals, and the very best of friends keep us company. Seasons unfurl in a grand show. Creation speaks daily, and I try to capture its language in my photography.

A son and daughter return home, when they can, with their spouses and our grands. Or we go to them for visits as necessary as breathing.

My writing and photos have traveled, too. My columns have regularly landed in publications ranging from WomenOfFaith.com and the Upper Room Disciplines, to the American Scientific Affiliation’s God and Nature Magazine and various newspapers and journals. I’m also a member of the Redbud Writers Guild and have authored two non-fiction books: The View from Goose Ridge (Thomas Nelson / HarperCollins Christian, 2001) and Children At Promise: 9 Principles to Help Kids Thrive in an At Risk World (Jossey-Bass / Wiley, 2003) with Dr. Tim Stuart.

And my award-winning manuscript is now a debut novel. Sugar Birds will launch on August 3, 2021.

I’m glad you’re here.