In July of 2016, I stood on a stage at an international environmental conference, focused on the preservation of cetaceans, and premiered a film that I co-produced and directed with my sister. We'd worked as a team on this film for years, and that night at the premier in Friday Harbor Washington, I watched those dreams come to fruition as I stood beside my team and watched our film, Voiceless, play for the first time on the big screen.
In August of 2017, I published my first novel, book 1 in a four book series called The Blood Race. Since then, three more books have followed: Worlds Beneath, Resurgence and Anomaly, the prequel of the series.
I mention these two events in my life, because both were dreams of mine that became reality, seeds that were planted throughout my upbringing in rural Vermont where my loving, free-spirited parents Homeschooled my sister and I, and raised us to respect and protect all life on this beautiful planet Earth. I grew up in the woods and on the water - in the forest, where I hooted back to the Barred owls, and on the New England coastline where I learned to stand up on a surfboard.
My love for telling stories and for protecting, preserving, and of course exploring the environment bleeds over into every aspect of my life. I love this planet and I love writing stories. And this blog is about my life doing both - and many things in between! This is where I share about my books, inspiration for other story-tellers, hikes, aventures, thoughts, inspiration, green smoothie recipes, the sustainable and ethical gear I use, meditations, and notes from the path as I continue to write and live sustainably.
Basically, this blog is a compost pile of all the things I love. My goal is for every post to be like a burst of mountain air and sunlight. That first sip of coffee feeling. The reaching summit feeling. That paddling out feeling.
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stay stoked my friend,
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