“Ladder to the Light” is a finalist for the Oregon Book Award!





Well folks I am quite beside myself. I found out last month that my poetry book “Ladder to the Light” is a finalist for the Oregon Book AwardsStafford/Hall Prize for poetry!! This is astonishing and thrilling and I soooo excited to see what new opportunities for learning and growing and meeting new people this brings! I am deeply humbled by this honor and excited to be grouped with so many great writers.

 If you’d like to learn more about the Oregon Book Awards, click here. 

The awards ceremony will be here in Portland on Monday, April. It’s open to the public and anyone can attend! Here is the link if you have interest in attending.It might be entertaining just to see the smile plastered on my face for hours on end.

And finally, there is a Reader’s Choice Award and you can vote! Here is the link if you’d like to cast your vote!! You can even vote in your jammies. (Please note you can only vote once.)

Thank you to all who have encouraged me and cheered me on in all things poetry. I am so grateful and so exicted to deepen my word-nerd tendencies, and I’m already dreaming of my next book of poems! 🙂