I am passionate about telling stories that capture the human experience.
The idea for How People Get Their Politics was more than a decade in the making as I watched the United States head toward unsustainable levels of division. I am also the author of Murphy's Miracle: One Dog's Wild Journey, a story inspired by the miraculous return of a beloved golden retriever who spent two years lost in the Sierra Wilderness. It was a story I first covered in 2014 for California's oldest newspaper, the Mountain Democrat.
I live in Northern California with my husband and four kids (one is technically not a kid any longer!). I have been a high school English teacher, a stay-at-home mom, a journalist, and an author, but "Mom" is my proudest role. In 2011 I founded the online hub Kid Focused.
Working for my area newspaper taught me many things, most notably that everybody has a story.
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