My essay, "Water, Earth and Gender" is available now!

Last year, I wrote a piece for a book published by Boise State University called River by Design. The book debuted in Sept. of 2015, featuring a myriad of talented writers from the Idaho area.

 River by Design, 2015

River by Design, 2015

My chapter is on Mary Hallock Foote, one of the first settlers to come to Boise. Mary was the breadwinner in her family for much of their time in Boise; she sold illustrations and articles to magazines around the West and document early life in the area. She published several books of poetry and prose and was known as one of the most prolific writers of her time.

Then, Wallace Stegner appropriated a ton of Mary's work for his novel, Angel of Repose without crediting her and she became the center of a bitter literary controversy still debated today. You can buy the book by following the link above, or at my favorite local bookstore, Rediscovered Books.