I am a writer, teacher, editor, rock climber and kayaker. I write about the natural world and adventures in the outdoors. My first book MY REACH: A HUDSON RIVER MEMOIR is about kayaking on the Hudson River and like all of my work meanders through history, natural history, and personal history. I am drawn to beautiful places and in the last ten years have traveled to the Antarctic, Tasmania, Canada, and the southwest of France; I’ve hiked in Arizona, rock climbed in Nevada, birded Wyoming and backpacked in Alaska. I write about these journeys in my blog. But most often I write about my daily adventures near home, in the Hudson Valley of New York. Here, I rock climb at the Gunks, kayak on the Hudson River, bird in many beautiful spots, hike to the tops of mountains in the Catskills, and pull weeds in my back yard.


Welcome to my website. You will find information about all of my books: MY REACH as well as my twelve edited collections that take readers to Alaska, the Antarctic and many beautiful places in between. Many of these anthologies celebrate women in the outdoors, often on solo adventures.

If you read my blog, send me a note—I love hearing from readers. If you are inspired to write of your own adventures please contact me for information on sharing your stories here.