I was raised on the West Coast and Hawaii and graduated from the University of Hawaii. I have MFAs from Eastern Washington University and the University of Iowa and I’m a two-time MacDowell Fellow. My first book, The Territory of Men: a Memoir, was published in 2002 by Random House to critical acclaim.
My second book, another work of nonfiction, was published in 2013 by Counterpoint Press. It’s called The Forest House: a Year’s Journey into the Landscape of Love, Loss and Starting Over, and it’s set where I live now with my young son, in northeast California.
I also write smaller pieces: last year I wrote a few guest blogs for The Huffington Post, The Writer’s Den, and Beatrice, and I hope to do more soon!
My award-winning work has appeared in many literary journals including Hawaii Pacific Review, High Desert Journal, Michigan Quarterly Review, Fourth Genre, Crazyhorse, Zyzzyva and The Iowa Review. In 2010, an essay I wrote was recognized as a Notable Essay in the Best American Essays anthology.
In addition to writing, I am a managing editor at Lucky Bat Books (www.luckybatbooks.com), so if you have a book you’re interested in publishing, check us out!
I also teach writing and have taught at the Mendocino Writers’ Conference, the Truckee Meadows Writers Conference, and Whidbey Island Writers’ Conference.
To see a book trailer on YouTube, search for The Forest House – Book Trailer.
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