photo cred: Megan Spelman
a little about me: I hold a master’s in labour studies from McMaster University and a bachelor’s in photojournalism and writing from Western Kentucky University. When I’m not writing, you can find me running around with my three children, watering my garden, sipping wine and chatting with my chickens. During my adulting hours, I’m a professor of photography/design and run a media company with my husband.
Some of my favourite books.
…in no particular order:
Beartown/Us Against You – Fredrick Backman
Tell the Wolves I’m Home – Carol Rifka Brunt
Great Expectations – Charles Dickens
All the Light We Cannot See – Anthony Doerr
Tiny Beautiful Things – Cheryl Strayed
Eleanor and Park – Rainbow Rowell
The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexander Dumas
Educated – Tara Westover
The Secret Life of Bees – Sue Monk Kidd
A Complicated Kindness – Miriam Toews
A Woman Is No Man – Etaf Rum
The Office of Historical Corrections – Danielle Evans
em dash overuser.
If I were stuck on a deserted island and could only watch one show for the rest of my life…
I honestly don’t know if I’d chose
The Office or Parks and Rec.
It’s the question that won’t go away.
More favourite books.
Anne of Green Gables – L.M. Montgomery
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Gail Honeyman
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer
The Paris Wife – Paula Mclain
Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn
Commonwealth – Ann Patchett
East of Eden – John Steinbeck
Ask Again, Yes – Mary Beth Keane
The Poisonwood Bible – Barbara Kingsolver
A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
Valentine – Elizabeth Wetmore
Anything Is Possible – Elizabeth Strout
The Clay Girl – Heather Tucker
I write novels and essays about topics I care about:
…like girlhood, big life questions, courage, identity, the South, coming-of-age, class, relationships, power/privilege, racism, religion/faith, feminism, the environment.
If you have a question or comment about my writing, shoot me a line, and I’ll reply if my kid has a good nap: email@example.com
Once upon a time, I wrote a book with my friend Lindsay.
My next two novels, WE WERE ALL DROWNING and DEMOCRACY OF GIRLS, are out with agents and I am drafting/editing two more books.
I promise to post something at least once a month. Once a year, it will even be witty. >>>
p.s. time for a donut? you’re welcome.