I'm a writer in the Chicago area, currently at work on two projects: Disquiet Time and Wholehearted Living: 5 Minute Reflections for Modern Moms. Both will be published in 2014 (by 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 features 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 papers. My work has also been published on britannica.com, adoption.com, momitforward.com, eatdinner.org, and in magazines including Chicago Parent, Christianity Today, Draft, MomSense, Conscious Choice, and Loyola Press' Seasons magazine.
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.
My literary agent is Christopher Ferebee.