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Books

I am excited to announce that my memoir Wax Night In Montana will be published soon!  Followed thereafter by the second book in this series, Raising Pups In Montana.

Want to know what pilot readers said about this book?

"An entertaining memoir that will leave you laughing and crying as well as connecting with the strength and bond of women."

"I am left with salt dry tears on my cheeks and so much gratitude for the depth of vulnerability and sharing!  Reading your book has been a wonderful gift to me and a turnkey moment."

"This story really impressed on me how important a community of friends is to us all.  It also illustrates how those relationships need to be continually cultivated even when things get tough."

"Your book feels like a companion to a personal re-birth or re-entry of sorts, wonderful in its vision of the truly important."

"Yes, Yes, Yes! I would recommend this book. As a matter of fact, I have already told a couple people that they will need to keep an eye out for this book.  Let's be honest, they will be receiving it as a gift."

"I was impressed with the author's voice.  It comes through clearly as feminine, both irreverent and sacred, with unmistakable Montana DNA of bravery and soul and grit and modern woman."

"I am inspired to erase my dark corners of bitterness with deep and intentional connection... and self love."
 

Wax Night In Montana

when women gather to strip away pleasantries and etiquette,

revealing the beauty and depth of True Friendship

 
      What is Wax Night? I get that question often. When guys inquire as to the goings-on of Wax Night they get a gleam in their eyes I am certain reveals a picture of women in their lacy bras and panties having a pillow fight with feathers landing delicately on their tousled hair. Women typically just ask me what exactly the women are waxing. Do you really want to know?
 
      Many women feel the ache of loneliness, even when surrounded by ‘friends’ at a jubilant soiree.  Others carry with them the feeling of overwhelming support while standing alone atop a Montana mountain. What makes this difference? True depth of friendship.  The women in my posse of friends have molded this depth of friendship with much deliberate effort. 
 
      Join me in sharing how women connect and celebrate each other, and ways in which we support one another during some of the best and worst times of our lives.  Laugh with the hilarity of situations in which we find ourselves as we gather to wax our bikini lines, this feeling matched only by the shared empathy discovered while we bare our souls.
Raising Pups In Montana
the Strength we find in ourselves as Mothers
      Motherhood is one job that requires more strength and fortitude than any other. Of course, I had been told this was the case before I chose to become a mother. I had gone through so much in my life already I couldn’t imagine there was much I couldn’t surmount. I soon found the kind of strength it takes to raise my babies is a completely different animal altogether. I found the best way to survive motherhood is to find strength in numbers.
      The infamous Gray Timber wolves have continued to successfully navigate the environment in which they live. The pack mentality of the wolf is one built upon the understanding that sharing the work of raising pups is necessary for survival. I have become part of an incredible pack of women, all mothers. We join together in raising our feisty whelps. We share the weight of the constant worry of how best to care for them. We find strength within ourselves we were previously unaware was possible.
 
      As I regale the trials and triumphs of myself and my five closest friends, I highlight the ways women can support each other in motherhood. Whether raising our children in a democracy or a dictatorship, the stories we share of surviving and ultimately cherishing our babies are moving with emotion and hilarity.