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I am a naturalist and nonfiction writer growing in Boulder, Colorado. My joy is to explore nature with kindred spirits, soaring through art, science, history, and our own peculiar hearts and minds. Visit Facebook for my latest nature adventures.

Read about The Dinosaur’s Daughter, my 1980s memoir as a lost Colorado teenager, half intellectual and half rodeo girl, armed with a Jurassic meat-eating dinosaur, her fossilized bones both a possible scientific treasure and personal ticket to anywhere—I just needed to figure out where.

An at-large member of the Author’s Guild, I earned a degree in English literature from Dartmouth College and completed creative writing workshops at the Denver Lighthouse Writers Workshop from 2014 to 2019. I currently manage foreign rights, licensing, and promotion for the Nancy Wood Literary Trust. In my former life as a freelance business writer I authored 15 studies of creative industries published by trade associations, Interweave Press, and F+W Media.

Colorado’s natural places nurture my soul. I have camped in more than 60 locations from the starry grasslands near Hugo to the steeps of Avalanche Creek. I am on the board of Wildlands Restoration Volunteers and help out as a campground cook and nature restoration crew leader. In 2018 I received my wilderness first aid certification. Dinosaurs, fossils, and rocks still stir my heart: I volunteer on dinosaur excavations with the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and worked as a nature camp instructor at Dinosaur Ridge in 2018. Come camping with me sometime!

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