The notes you’ll find here are my thoughts as a creative person trying to navigate life in a way that matters. Thoughts about friendship, kindness, and reaching for bigger dreams. Thoughts about encouraging each other to do the right thing, even when we’re not sure what that looks like.
And my notes are just the start of the conversation. I’d love to hear what inspires you. What matters most to you? What makes you want to reach for a bigger dream? Let’s start a conversation about it.
In 2023, I’m offering my readers an interactive serialized fiction experience set on Wren Island, a fictional island right here where I live in the Pacific Northwest. These islands are known for deep, evergreen forests and high, rocky cliffs. Thundering surf on the west side, sheltered bays on the east side. And whales.
Between installments, my subscribers are included in real-time, behind-the-scenes peeks (without spoilers!) at the stories I’m writing for them—and subscribers directly influence where the story goes next.
Rescued from an abusive situation, Rosie is “a lot of dog.” Some days, it feels like we’re running an impromptu rehab program.
All of the wonderful feelings of summer are intrinsically woven throughout the pages of these books.
These endangered orcas are highly relational and live their entire lives in close-knit family units. As I write this, there are only 77 Southern Residents left.
In 2022, one of my interactive serialized fiction projects was set in a very special place called Reclamation Island.
When I pick up a short story, I’m instantly immersed in a different world—briefly, but intensely, living through the highs and lows of the characters. I even enjoy reading short stories I don’t like.
Ask a reader what her favorite book is, and you might see her gaze drift away to a place only she knows. So the books on this list must answer “yes” to the following questions: Do the main characters act in unexpectedly kind ways? Is there an element of fall or winter weather in at least one key scene? Can I read this book as a stand-alone novel, even if it’s part of a longer series? When I finish the story, do I feel like I’ve just been visited by dear friends?
For too long, I thought I wasn’t reading daily devotionals the “right” way unless I read them as they were intended to be read: a single entry for a single day. The problem is, all 365 boxes never got checked off. And the perfectionist in me would decide that since I hadn’t done daily devotionals the “right” way, I shouldn’t be trying to do them at all.