freeyourwild-logo3Deep inside you lies your wild self. It’s a fire that burns and must be nurtured for you to feel whole. My wild involves outdoor adventure and traveling. For you, it might be painting, starting a business, volunteering, storytelling, or a combination of passions. That’s your wild.

Welcome to my site!

I live in Northern Colorado with my husband and young kids, and I write articles, essays, and books in a tiny-but-cozy shed in my backyard. Some of my work is compiled here. I believe deeply in the power of story as a way to inspire, challenge, and transform lives, and in each piece I write, I strive to capture the heart of the subject. My literary endeavors are represented by Wolf Literary.

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Gold Winner, 2012!

Sidecar Sally won first place in the Travel and Transformation categoryYou can read it in Issue 2 of the Tales to Go mobile app here, or you can find it in “The Best Women’s Travel Writing.”

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My ‘Moment’ at The Met

Recently, I had a “moment” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. My husband and I were visiting New York from Colorado without our young kids: a rare trip designed to be all about spontaneity, like before we had children. We hadn’t necessarily planned...

Say Adios to the Babymoon

Good news! I was recently invited to join The Huffington Post’s blogging community. My first piece went live just a few days ago, and it’s been well received, so I thought I would share it with you here. Please feel free to contribute your insights…...

GUEST POST: Tales of a Mountain Mama

This week I have exciting news! Amelia Mayer, the author of the awesome and wildly popular blog Tales of a Mountain Mama asked me to write a guest post on hiking with kids. Connecting with her was a great experience. She lives with her family in Yellowstone National...