I'm the author of Short Leash: A Memoir of Dog Walking and Deliverance, named a Groundbreaking Memoir by Independent Publisher. It's about many of the things that important to me - dogs, nature, spirituality and the courage it takes to reclaim a broken life. One of the joys of being a writer is connecting with others in a profound way. It's been gratifying to hear from many people who have been touched by my story. I also teach memoir and nonfiction writing and am constantly amazed at the stories my students bring to the page. Yes, I’m passionate about memoir and good writing. Stories are how we heal, inspire and reach out to each other. We are not alone. And we know it when we read a book that truly speaks to our hearts and souls.