I’m Presbyterian pastor and mom living in the mountains of Western North Carolina. In August of 2013 I was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, for which I was treated over the course of six months. I’ve been in remission ever since, and that is where I plan to stay. In February of 2017 I “retired” from pastoral ministry to be more present with my family and to help care for my parents. I also want to explore more deeply a call I feel to the writing life.