I’ve always been a reader. When I was young, I often escaped household chores because my mother allowed me to sit in the big red chair in the living room and read. When I grew up, I taught literature. I’m not sure what prompted me to begin writing creatively. Perhaps it was a desire to tell my children, who were in junior high at the time, about me—if they’d listen. I had to tell a good story; it couldn’t be boring or preachy. I learned to write at my dining room table with loud music and kids doing homework. I read to my dogs, whose ears pricked up—or didn’t. When my children were in college, I edited art and literary magazines and received an MFA in creative writing. For the last eleven years, I’ve been teaching at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I also teach a variety of workshops. I’m inspired by the opportunity to help others discover their own way with words.

New News!

For a fine review of Called: The Making & Unmaking of a Nun, click here.

The December 2016 issue of Midwest Book Review’s online magazine “Reviewer’s Bookwatch” includes Arianne Lehn’s review which first appeared on the Collegeville Institute’s web publication Bearings Online: http://www.midwestbookreview.com/rbw/dec_16.htm#r


Called: The Making & Unmaking of a Nun can be ordered on Buy.

My Memoir Dress can be ordered on Buy.