Friday, March 14, 2008


Hey, y'all!

My creative nonfiction piece, "Deep Breathing Under Big Sky," has been published on the Santa Fe Writers' Project online literary journal. If you're interested, see the link below (you may have to copy and paste into your browser).

I wrote this while at the Montana Artists Refuge, back in October 2007. I hope you enjoy!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Santa Fe Writers' Project 2007 Literary Award Winners Announced!

I'm happy to announce that my creative nonfiction essay, "Deep Breathing Under Big Sky," was awarded Third Place in the Santa Fe Writers' Project 2007 Literary Awards Program. To top it off, the prize for Third Place is $1,000, so I couldn't be more thrilled.

This year's submissions (all 320) were judged by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Robert Olen Butler. For more information about the Santa Fe Writers' Project (they also have an independent press) and the 2007 Literary Awards Program, go to To see my name (smiling) and the winners announced, go to the blue box on the right side of the page, "2007 Literary Awards Program Winners Announced," and click on the link there.

Whenever they publish my piece in their online literary journal, I'll add it to the blog here. I've had to send in a photo and bio for the site (the photo is above).

Thanks to all you wonderful family and friends who continue to support and encourage me as I pursue "the writing life." My love and appreciation to you all!