As a writer, I invite the reader to explore with me the life of the Spirit—how we are each called into the fullness of our being; our responsibility to articulate personal truth and thus bring about justice and social change; and what it means to serve the source of love at the center of creation.
After twelve years of love and labor, my novel Hannah, Delivered will be published by Koehler Books in June, 2014. Stay posted!
Witness, a literary journal that sees writers as witnesses of their times, has my essay, “Snapshots of a Decade,” in their 2013 print issue.
I’ve put together my thoughts on working with writers in spiritual direction in an article for Presence, the journal of Spiritual Directors International. “In Service of Stories” is in the current issue.
I’m currently seeking writers with a complete draft of a book-length manuscript (who live within driving distance of Minneapolis) who are interested in a manuscript review class, to begin in January, 2014.
Your life story is a scripture written just for you. But with craft and intention, your spiritual memoir can actively change you and transform those who read it. Join me for a weekend exploration of spiritual memoir at The Christine Center, March 21-23rd, in central Wisconsin.
Memoir becomes spiritual with intention—when we look for holiness within the details of our personal stories, when we open ourselves to transformation as we write, and when we consider crafting our stories to best engage an audience. What better way to dive into spiritual memoir than a week on Madeline Island? I’ll lead Spiritual Memoir: Where a Life Meets Mystery from 7/28/14-8/1/14 at the Madeline Island School of the Arts.
Writing is a chance to participate in creation.
We create by listening to our inner voice, in all its whimsy and profundity. We create by heeding the will of our stories, following their lead into sharper insight and then out into the world, where they spit and spark in others’ hearts. Just as we can cast words into the future and then reel ourselves forward into a new way of being, our creative work can bring wider, radical transformation to our communities and culture.