This Rough Magic

At Home on the Columbia Slough

About Authors and Illustrator


Lives in Portland, Oregon, where he gardens, hikes, and writes short stories, novels, and nonfiction. Published in The Timberline ReviewAestas 2015, and The Tishman Review, Bruce was a two-time award winner in Willamette Writers’ Kay Snow Fiction Contest and a finalist in the San Francisco Writers Conference Contest and the Tucson Festival of Books.


Grew up along lakes and rivers in the South, where she developed a love for open water. For many years she led a creative team that designed adult learning programs for national service and educational clients. Currently, she lives in Portland, Oregon, where she bikes, swims, gardens and volunteers. 


A self-taught illustrator and Jack-of-all-trades residing in Montréal, Québec with her family. In her checkered past, she has worked on the research and creation of interactive computer systems, incorporating ethnography, design, engineering, and manufacturing. When not buried beneath the snow, she can be found in her garden, or perhaps hunting mushrooms