I am the co-author of The Road to Hope: Responding to the Crisis of Addiction (Our Sunday Visitor, 2023) and author of Don’t Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God (Ave Maria Press, 2018). My first picture book, God's Little Flowers, is scheduled to be published in Spring 2025 by Our Sunday Visitor. 

I've contributed to Called by Name: 365 Daily Devotions for Catholic Women, All God's Creatures: 60 Days of Devotions for Animal-Loving KidsSisterhood: Giving and Receiving the Gift of Friendship, and Soul Garden: A Catholic Mother's Collective, which is forthcoming from Ignatius Press. 

I also regularly contribute to Verily, CatholicMom.com, and Radiant. My non-fiction work has been published at America, Word on Fire, AleteiaBlessed Is She, VigilBrother FrancisNatural Womanhood, Catholic Women Run, Our American Stories, Telos Art ShopBrick House in the City, The Federalist, and Soul Gardening.

My short stories have been published as follows:

"We Come Here to Live,” Ever Eden, Summer 2019

“Cheers to Fifty Years," Ever Eden, Fall 2019

“Big Girl, New Digs,” Ruah Storytellers, December 18, 2019 

"New England Choreography,” Ever Eden, Spring 2020

“If Today You Hear His Voice,” Ruah Storytellers, February 10, 2020

“Refined,” Ruah Storytellers, March 18, 2020

“Child Psychology,” The Windhover, Issue 27.2, August 2023

“Cheers to Fifty Years” (reprint), Solum Journal IV, December 2023

My work is represented by Upstart Crow Literary. 

i have a passion for a 

story well told

Me, at about age 4

Among my favorite books are Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender, and Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt. (Read them all, then let's chat!) 
This site now contains the archives of YoungMarriedMom.com, where I wrote about my early years of motherhood from 2010-2014, and my blog on craft, What I Learned While Writing a Novel, which was formerly a separate Wordpress blog.