I live deep and love hard
and I have a treasure chest spilling over with journals to prove it.
You’d know it by the way that I say coffee, that I was born and raised in New York, just outside the sleepless city.
I remember why the thought of ink and paper intrigued my wandering heart. I needed someplace to heal, someplace to lay my brokenness down. So I picked up the pen and scribbled my heart between thin lines on blank pages. I decided to give a real try at writing, so I studied the art and craft of it at Nyack College in New York. After college, I said yes to a Korean man on bended knee. He won me over by playing songs on steel strings and telling me he’d love me forever—so we got married and moved down south to live and dream in North Carolina. We have a son, and his name is Milo. No pet dogs or goldfish, yet.
More than anything, I just want to tell stories that come out of the living and loving. I am the creator and leader of Indelible Ink Writers, an online writing community for writers and want-to-be writers. Every day with these INKers is like stumbling upon gold that is down in the dark of earth’s deepest layers.
I’d be crazy not to share about the grace that I have stumbled upon and how it’s wrecked my soul in all the best possible ways. I am a believer in God and a follower of Jesus and all I really want in this life is for my words to illuminate the hope and grace that is there for us all.
When I’m not playing hide-and-seek behind the pages of poetry and paperback, you can find me editing, coaching writers, and writing from my corner of home on the web. You can also find me over at in(courage), Charlotte Magazine, and Christianity Today.