I am the author of Don’t Forget to Say Thank You: And Other Parenting Lessons That Brought Me Closer to God (Ave Maria Press), as well as a contributor to Called by Name: 365 Daily Devotions for Catholic Women

I also contribute to Verily, CatholicMom.com, Aleteia, Brother Francis, Vigil, and Radiant. My work has been published at Blessed Is She, Natural Womanhood, Catholic Women Run, Our American Stories, Telos Art ShopBrick House in the City, The FederalistSoul Gardening, and Ever Eden.

My work is represented by Upstart Crow Literary. I am a two-time winner of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), and I have the t-shirt to prove it. 

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!) 
I've recently resurrected my blog, which you can find here. 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.