I'm a writer in the Chicago area, currently at work on two projects: Disquiet Time and Wholehearted Living. Both will be published in fall 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 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 newspapers.
My work has also been published on britannica.com, momitforward.com, eatdinner.org, and in magazines including Chicago Parent, 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 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.