I am a freelance writer living in Holualoa, Hawaii, a small artist village nestled among coffee fields on the slopes of a semi-dormant volcano. I have published five books, but in many ways my most recent book, Naming the Child: Hope-filled Reflections on Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Death feels like my first because it is closest to my heart.
I have also published over a hundred articles. As a writer I tend to take raw, aching experiences from my own life and try to find something that might be hopeful or helpful in them for myself and for others. I love to write–it is exhilarating and exhausting in turns, and bring perspective to my primary job as the mother of Anna (8) and Natalie (3) and wife to John, an Eastern Orthodox mission priest.