The Accidental Archivist

Family history, modern genetics, and well-kept secrets collide as I am is drawn into a search for a stranger’s birth father hidden somewhere in her own family tree. The search leads to dusty archives, clues hidden in plain sight, and the cutting edge of commercial genetic testing.

The Accidental Archivist: published July, 2022, from Moonshine Cove, LLC .

The Reason Why

“The Reason Why,” a personal essay, won the “Little House, Big Story” contest awarded by Old World Wisconsin in 2017, in honor of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s 150th birthday.

It subsequently appeared in the Mid-spring 2021 edition of Evening Street Review.