I love books, particularly fiction. I have a love of words — and language generally. I’m fascinated by how language morphs (particularly technology’s role in that change, it seems).

I’ve been blogging at Word Lily since early 2007. One feature I seem to be known for is “Words from my reading,” in which I highlight and define unknown words I’ve stumbled upon in books. Starting in 2010, I’ve poured lots of hours into the INSPYs, the bloggers’ award for excellence in faith-driven literature. I was also a co-host of Dewey’s 24-hour Read-a-thon for several years.

I read from a wide variety of genres, but I focus somewhat on literary fiction and mysteries. I’m particularly interested in well-written stories at the intersection of life and faith.

Besides all things bookish, I also spend time on fibery pursuits (knitting, crocheting, spinning) and with Maisie, her Old English Sheepdog.

I live, now, in central Nebraska. Work-wise, I have a degree in journalism and newspaper experience. I copy edit on a freelance basis. I work part-time for a Christian nonprofit, as content editor.

You can contact me at WordLily at gmail dot com or via this handy form:

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7 responses to “About

  1. I am a Harry Potter addict. I am also a poet ( 3 books, aobut 90 poems in magazines) and a college professor. And I am a Catholic Sister. I have all 7 Harry Potter novels on tape, and have listened to each of them at least three times. I am not sure yet why they grab me the way they do.

  2. LOVE your blog. I’ve got a new project coming out in February I’d like you to see. It’s a format that’s never been tried before, a big release from Scholastic on February 10th. I can send you an arc if you’re interested in taking a look.

    An expansive project overview with videos, an interview with David Levithan (my editor), and images from the project can be found here:


    And some very interesting stuff happening here pre-release:


    Thank you for all you do for authors and books!

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  6. Thanks for stopping by the site.

    Can you send me your mailing address? I’ll send you the book.

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