my story


The Journey That Changed Everything...

I was scared.  Ever since I could remember, I'd had an unwavering fear of men.  It wasn't anyone's fault, and it certainly wasn't fair to all the kind, respectable men in my life, yet I couldn't shake it. In a world where sexual assault was more prevalent than cancer, and where I was taught that one in four young women were sexually abused before the age of eighteen, I had a hard time telling myself to calm down. 

By the time I entered college, I was an anxious mess. It was time for a bold move: one that would give me the opportunity to face my fears and force myself to be alone and vulnerable in a world of strangers.


At the age of twenty one, I withdrew from college to ride a bicycle alone across the United States.

The tale of my 5,000 mile solo bike ride from Oregon to Florida, which I undertook in 2011, delivers an unflinchingly-honest, and surprisingly funny, American coming-of-age story. With a refreshing sense of humor, dozens of lovable characters, and a plot that twists as many times as my bike route, I hope this memoir will inspire people everywhere to face their fears... and love the journey.   Read more about what sets this memoir apart.

I'm currently seeking representation for my memoir.

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