New Headshots

It’s the little things in life, right? While in Charleston, we took family pictures. Of the Whole. Fam. Damily. It was a little crazy, but we wouldn’t have it any other way. We had the photographer for two hours, and everyone else was pretty much done, so I asked her to snap a few headshots. My hair is drastically different from my old pictures (only 1.5 years old) and I have new glasses, so clearly I needed new ones.

Maybe I didn’t. But I wanted some. And they were were already paid for, and I was there, and looking good, so why not?

I love how they turned out, although I worried I looked too “sweet” in them. I don’t write sweet things. I write kinda weird, kinda dark things. But my CP Christine assured me the pictures aren’t off-brand, and since she has impeccable taste, I trust her.

And this is super out-of-character for me to say this, but my goodness, looking at these makes me love my mermaid hair even more. I didn’t even know that was possible.



Now I’ve just gotta get a book with a book jacket for one of these. I’m working on it, I promise.

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I write speculative fiction inspired by mythos from around the world, complex family dynamics, and my own experiences living with mental illness. After earning my BA in Linguistics from Brigham Young University in 2008, I received my MFA in Creative Writing from Converse College in 2012. I live in Denver, where my husband and I spend countless hours chasing our three young sons (and sometimes catching them!). I collect tarot decks, dye my hair mermaid colors, and procrastinate by decorating my home. My debut novel, Feathers Sharp as Knives, releases on May 2, 2023.

4 thoughts on “New Headshots

  1. I looooove them! Especially the one where you have your hand on your hip and are looking straight at the camera. You’re a powerhouse. Love you. Love your hair.

  2. “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!” Muhammed Ali’s most famous quote, I think. Spot-on for you isn’t it? Great pics!!

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