The right words incite action, inspire dreams, heal the heart.


I am living proof that it's never too late to find your calling, your authentic voice. In my years working in communications and marketing, I excelled in business and technical writing. But my deeper creative practice went on hold. Now I'm re-discovering the joys and challenges of self-expression. I encourage all aspiring writers to shake off your self-critic and unfounded fears. As Julia Cameron says in The Artist's Way, "leap and the net will appear."

Unless noted, all photography is the work of Candelin Wahl



I do my best writing when I'm willing to wade into the muck of tangled relationships, revere the spectacle of nature, and stand up to forces that threaten our citizens and planet.

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As an emerging poet, I'm grateful to the literary journals that have accepted my work. Please click here to see recent publications.