I'm a writer and speaker in the Chicago area. My two new books, Disquiet Time and Wholehearted Living, will be published in autumn 2014 by Hachette/Jericho Books and Loyola Press, respectively.
My first book, Love You More: The Divine Surprise of Adopting My Daughter, was published in August 2011 by Thomas Nelson publishers. Released in May 2012 from Worthy Publishing, MOMumental: Adventures in the Messy Art of Raising a Family was featured in Publishers Weekly and
The Christian Science Monitor.
I've written columns and many health and parenting feature stories for the Chicago Tribune. For more than a decade, I wrote features, columns, restaurant reviews, and even - for a time - the police blotter (reporting on stolen garden gnomes, possession of drug paraphernalia, and other suburban shenanigans) for Sun-Times Media newspapers.
My work has also been published on britannica.com, momitforward.com, eatdinner.org, and in magazines including Chicago Parent, Draft, MomSense, Conscious Choice, and Loyola Press' Seasons magazine. I am a regular contributor to her.meneutics, Sojourners magazine's God's Politics blog, and Fullfill. I also occasionally write for Random House's Convergent Books blog.
I graduated from Wheaton College (IL) and received my Masters degree in English literature with concentrations in fiction writing and critical theory from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX.
I am a member of INK: A Creative Collective.
My literary agent is Christopher Ferebee.