7.17.2019 UPDATE! The Shame of Losing has been nominated as a finalist in the Washington State Book Awards by librarians and booksellers. Read About it in the Seattle Times and the Seattle Review of Books. More news to come!


Thanks for stopping by! Some facts about moi: I was born in Seattle and raised in Seattleā€™s north-end neighborhoods. A major turn of events occurred in my life in 2007, and I sought literary creative expression to learn about what was happening and also help others. I earned my MFA from Goddard College, where I later helped launch the Lighthouse Writers' Conference and Retreat in Port Townsend, WA. My creative non-fiction appears in the New York Times, Salon.com, Chicken Soup for the Soul, Brainline.org, and Bitch Magazine, among others. The Shame of Losing (Red Hen Press, November 2018) is my first book.

I live in Edmonds, WA with my two funny teenagers and some animals.

Please check out my work and get in touch!

*Bylines before summer 2017 are Sarah Kishpaugh.