I’m the author of a poetry collection, Sister, and four creative writing adventure books: Rip the Page!, Leap Write In!, Write Back Soon! and Rip ALL the Pages! 52 Tear Out Adventures for Creative Writers. A writing guide and traveling author, I create books for the young and young-at-heart to explore and expand their imaginations.     A recipient of a few grants and literary awards, and residencies from Hedgebrook, Numeroventi, The Moth, and Djerassi Resident Artists Program, I lead writing adventures internationally and, closer to home, in the San Francisco Bay Area at   The Writers Nest located in a converted lumber mill, circa 1892. Find my books in Korean, Chinese, and Russian editions.
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