writer. author. speaker. 


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


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.

In September of 2019, I released my first fiction novel, MARTYRED. A feminist thriller where cultural misogyny meets the power of female friendships.

Other writing 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.


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.


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.