I’m a writer. I love food, photography, traveling, gardening, my family & friends, cocktails, wine, and snow! I have two hilarious kids, an amazing husband and the world’s softest, cutest dog.
Every writer needs a place to write, to explore and connect. This is mine.
I believe life should be experienced with all of our senses fully engaged, thus the name Lemons & Roses. I absolutely adore lemons and roses, their scents, their beauty, even their sometimes thorny tartness. Lemons & roses are so many things, just like life. Stay engaged!
I’d love to hear from you! You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find my published essays here:
Contributing writer at Project Hot Mess
Contributing writer at Her View From Home
“Beloved Bundt Cake” published in the anthology, Take Care: Tales, Tips and Love from Women Caregivers, June 2017
“My Not So Hidden Anxiety” published at The Manifest Station, 2017
“Come Back to Me Lemon” published at Feminine Collective, 2017
“Map of Flaws” published at Mothers Always Write, 2017
“The Tiny Oh-So-Important Moments” published at The Good Mother Project, 2016
“The Loneliness of Nursing” published at The Good Mother Project, 2016
“A Chili Recipe for Lily” published at Mothers Always Write, 2015
“Composting Their Roots” published on the Seattle Neufeld Blog, 2014
“Insomnia” published in the anthology, Are We Feeling Better Yet? Women Speak About Healthcare in America, 2008
“Thatched” published at www.anderbo.com under Sara Mitchell, 2007,
“One Christmas” published at www.unmadeup.com, 2007
“All that is Seen & Unseen” published in the literary magazine, Trillium Literary Journal, 2007
“Riding in the Backseat” published in the print edition of Full Circle, A Journal of Poetry & Prose, 2002 (No longer in print)
Additional Writing Credits:
Honorable Mention, 2016 Monadnock Essay Collection Prize, Bauhan Publishing, LLC
You can still view my old blog about gardening with my kids at Sprout.
Contributing writer to oDesk, 2013-present
Grant Writer for Everett Community College and Poetry Northwest, 2011-2012
Contributing writer to Suite101.com from 2009-2011
Contributing writer to PuzzleWise, a company specializing in advanced learning materials for elementary students
All photographs on www.lemonsandroses.com are taken by me unless otherwise noted. Profile photograph by Greg Ohlin.
Lemons & Roses Logo design by Kaleigh Powell at designtwentyfive.