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About the author


writer. author. speaker. 

Mom to two girls, wife to Glen Perkins (3 time All-Star Minnesota Twins closer) and owner to our dog Harry Potter (among a zillion other animals at Gala Farms).

Work has appeared in Women's Running, Huffington Post, Like the Wind Magazine, Fitness Most Magazine, Scary Mommy, Another Mother Runner, The Red Current, Minneapolis Running, Star Tribune, Girls with Sole, and Minnesota Twins Magazine.

My first and only non-fiction book Running Home was released May 31st, 2016. My story of dealing with mental illness in a world full of insane stigma.

I have spoken about my struggles with anxiety and depression openly, honestly, and hopefully a little humorously for several years. I try not to take myself too seriously but I also want to be taken seriously. I am complicated, contradictory, illogical, and ironic, but at the end of the day I am just me. I try to be honest and authentic but I am also a wimp who doesn't want to offend. I walk the line.

After reading ON WRITING by Stephen King, I ventured into fiction writing and never turned back. I fell madly in love with putting the characters in my mind down on paper. My main focus has been on Women's Fiction and Thriller writing, but who knows where the creative winds will blow.

Gave my first TEDX talk entitled "How Many Celebrities Does it Take to Change a Stigma" in May 2019, centering around breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness in our society.