Meet Sierra

Helloooooo from northern California! I live in a bright blue house with my family, our dog, a flower garden, a few backyard goats (well, they live outside), chickens, and our favorite friendly rooster, Big Red (all of who also live outside in a little house of their own, ha!).

I’ve been blogging for YEARS, so you can read a lot of my life on this blog if you so wish.

(and I wish you luck should you go that route, hehee).

But these days, I stick to creating + sharing poetry with a sprinkling of personal prose. After years of floundering, I’ve found the thing I loved. . .which is a love, of course, that began when I was a child. Poetry is so personal to the poet, but so personally applicable to every reader. And that’s just one of the reasons I love it. It’s the music of writing.

I’m a podcast host of the very laid-back and quite seasonal show, Joy Right Here. Over there, I share more about my journey back to poetry, the laughter-filled birth story of my son, and the garden I love so dearly. You’ll find a happy splattering of topics, but the podcast will remain a summary of life shared as though we are sitting on my front porch.

I’ve published two books, Hope Gives a Eulogy and A Pygmy’s Life for Me. Both of which are personal pieces wildly different in presentation, but so relatable to women in a many different seasons. Curious about my written work? I have a FREE download for you! Girl with Good Bones is a profound collection of poems telling the story of a woman who is learning to live again after grief left her a skeleton. Combining my love for poetry, gardening, and expressing vulnerable and personal emotions, Girl with Good Bones is sure to bring light to a season of life you have or are experiencing.

While I’m a poet and love to make art in this way, I’m also a wife, mom, and gardener. I’m in love with all of it! And my art is all of those things. So, that’s what I like to share. . .the art I am living. And it shows up in so many different ways. Like my poetry, personal prose, a laid-back podcast, the garden I never knew I’d love, my womanhood in Christ, and the motherhood I enjoy so much.

Welcome, welcome! Here’s to the art of living!

S.V.F.