Welcome to the world of powerful, transgressive stories that inspire change. 

My life’s work is guiding these stories out into the open, working with artists, activists, poets, writers, and scholars, transforming trouble into art.

You can find me in print and online.

My latest book, Body & Soul: Stories for Skeptics & Seekers, is an unorthodox collection of first-person accounts by women writers and poets. A vital conversation-starter. With a Foreword by Alison Pick.


Join me & find your people

Life writing is the art of plumbing mystery, and finding your authentic voice. Here are two examples. See Collaborating, Editing, Teaching and Writing for more.

From 2020 to 2023, I ran online life-writing webinars with featured guests and a global audience. Try your hand at these original writing exercises! Check out our 20+ videos

The Stylish Pen. Mountain Ash Press co-founder Caroline Topperman and I dive into the sometimes heart-breaking world of writing, editing, and publishing. Check out our short videos–posted on occasion, or when we feel the need to talk.