I'm a writer and a teacher. I currently have three books published: WRITING BEGINS WITH THE BREATH: Embodying Your Authentic Voice (Shambhala, 2007); LOST FATHERS: How Women Can Heal from Adolescent Father Loss (Hazelden 2005); Monsoons: A Collection of Poetry and Prose (Duality, 1999). I am working on a memoir: Gathering Ghosts: The Making of a Writer, and a novel, Unbearable Compassion. My novel, Lay My Sorrows Down, won the Barbara Deming Award for Women. My work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has been widely anthologized.