Publication

I have a new piece up on the Huffington Post: 10 Lessons I Learned While Working With Women Activists in Nepal. I consider it a bit of an experiment. I’m…

Books on display in bookstore

Today, I walked into my local, independent bookstore––The Bookloft––in Enterprise, Oregon to sign some pre-ordered copies of While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal.…

My debut memoir, While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal, received its first major review this week.

Coming Soon From Seal Press...

While the Gods Were Sleeping: A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal is the story of an American anthropologist and feminist who becomes pregnant abroad in 1987, perseveres through prejudice and self-doubt to try a home birth in her husband’s Nepali village and discovers allies among local rebels fighting for change….

Seal Press Offers Publication

I’m thrilled and honored to announce that I’ve won the She Writes to Seal Press Publishing Contest. Seal Press will be offering me a publishing contract for Night of Vishnu:…

Cultural Anthropology

Long ago (1994), I wrote and published an essay in Cultural Anthropology titled “Beyond Writing: Feminism and the Limitations of Ethnography.” Now, Cultural Anthropology is featuring that essay (and an interview) among four others (as well as some fine short stories) in a curated collection on Literature, Writing and Anthropology.

Flapping with Crows

Yet another excerpt from Sacred Threads has been published, this one in the marvelous Raven Chronicles. This issue features writing and art on corvids.  My essay isn’t about crows, ravens…