I’m a writer and voracious reader from the Seattle suburbs. I wanted to be Princess Leia when I grew up, but I’ve decided that being a writer is even better than leading a rebellion against the Empire. My current project is a YA suburban fantasy set in Washington state. It features plenty of coffee but no vampires.

Winner of the 2013 Cascade Award in the Unpublished Young Adult category

Finalist in the 2012 and 2013 Mile High Scribes One-Sheet Contest                        

Publicity Coordinator — Northwest Christian Writers Association

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  1. Awesome. Though I don’t write YA, I read it like crazy. Currently addicted to dystopias. I’ll have to go check your Goodreads recs. I just finished Pandemonium and Crossed. LOVED Divergent & Insurgent. Have you read those?
    Looking forward to catching up on your blog. Will you be @ ACFW in Dallas? I’d love to meet you.
    Oddly enough, I was ALSO a 2011 Genesis Semi-finalist and a MHS One Sheet finalist. I’m taking this as a sign that we should either be BFF or nemeses (heh. That word looks weird in plural).

  2. Hi, Kim! We met at the ACFW contest and I thought I would check out your website. I am pondering your ideas about violence in YA fiction and asking myself if I have maybe gone too far with my book. I am not someone who appreciates a lot of violence and gore, but I feel we have to make our writing realistic. As a pre-published author, I certainly do not have all the answers, but if parents are aware of what their children read they can be the gatekeepers of this material. Reading along with them and engaging children in discussion can help the younger generation understand what they read from our viewpoint. It opens up a wonderful avenue for meaningful conversation. Eventually, our children will have to make their own choices and we need to keep this in mind.
    As a Christ-follower, I want to always infuse my books with the hope we have in our Lord, and not leave the characters (and hence the reader) feeling that the future is as bleak as our present circumstances may dictate.
    Hope you find an agent soon!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Eileen. You have the right attitude. You’re sensitive to young readers, and I think that will help. That’s also the great thing about having a critique group or readers you trust. They can monitor the level of violence and let you know if it’s too much. Best of luck with your writing, and I hope to see you again next year!

  3. I had a chance to come back and read some of your other posts. I like many of them as well. I especially like the one about sharing the desk with your inner crittic. I write the same way often writing and revising at the same time. There are rare times when I blurt everything out on the page and then clean it up, but not often.

      1. That seems to be THE question lately. Sigh. The answer is not yet. Trust me, you’ll know. When I have a release date, I’ll be shouting it from the rooftops. 🙂

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