Many of you know that I have been working on a book for the last two years. In fact, it was almost exactly two years ago that I woke up at four o’clock in the morning with the sudden knowledge that I needed to write one. I finished the manuscript last June, and since then I’ve been working toward publication.

The book is about a challenging season of my life, starting with infertility and ending with our transition to the Bay Area. Those years were full of unexpected hard things, and yet in the midst of them I found a way of living well. Through practices of art and poetry, relationship and contemplation, I began to believe in my own belovedness in a profound new way.   The book itself is part memoir, part practice; my hope is that it can become a helpful companion for anyone caught at an unexpected bend in the road.

After some time away from working on my book to focus on our growing family, I am picking it back up again. As I continue to move toward publication, I am looking for a small group of people to read through the book and work through some of the practices. I want the book to be helpful, and I need a few more eyes on it before I am satisfied.

If we are good friends, I’m afraid you will have to wait – I need people who don’t already know my story.   I also need people from a few different demographics – men and women of a variety of ages and situations. If someone you know might be interested, please share this with them.

If you would like to participate, please contact me through the form on the About page of this website and tell me a little bit about yourself. If you are selected, I’ll be in touch with more details. In thanks, you’ll get a copy of the book when it is finished. If you are not selected (because I already have enough readers in your demographic), I’ll still send you the first chapter in gratitude. I will comment below when I have enough readers.

Thank you to all of you who have helped me along the way!

Be well.