About Me

Naomi (10)
Hello and thank you for visiting! I write fiction, memoir, screenplays and stage plays. My young adult novel, The Apology Box, was published in 2021 through Idle Time Press, and I’m super excited that my memoir, A Bouquet of Weeds: Growing Up Wild in the Pacific Northwest, will be published in 2026 through High Frequency Press.
Although I’ve always enjoyed writing, I didn’t start writing seriously until  I began writing my memoir. Before that, my writing was mainly in the form of song lyrics for my own music and for my band, Janet’s Vice, which cranked out two super fun albums that very few people have ever heard of. I spent several years working on my memoir, taking writing classes online, and building a writing community (primarily online) through organizations like The Association for Writers and Writing Professionals (AWP), the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and The Writers Hotel.
Below are some fun awards and recognitions I’ve been lucky enough to receive:
The Apology Box – runner up in the Indies Today 2021 competition (literary category)
The Apology Box – finalist in the Next Generation Indies Book Award 2021 competition (young adult contemporary category)
AWP Panelist: “Mentoring that Works: Building a Writing Community” (2020)
Partial Scholarship Recipient to The Writers Hotel (2020)
SCBWI Scholarship Recipient to “A Novel Intensive” (2019)
Oregon Literary Arts Fellowship Award in Drama (2018)
I live on the southern Oregon coast with my husband and teenaged son, and my college-aged daughter when she’s home. Plus two cats and a very boring gecko.