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“Women must write their own stories if they wish to be known—and understood. The world won’t do it for them.”

Sally Petersen, Portland-based essayist

Former journalist, columnist, and essayist, Sally was reared in the plains of Nebraska and now makes her home in Oregon with her husband, Jim. Meet Sally…

I May Never Get to Petra

One reviewer calls them “witty, provocative, always appealing.” In this satisfying little book, Sally offers her readers another collection of “miniatures,” brief observations about life.

Each miniature is a peek into one of my rooms, she says, into what I observed or felt at the time. These are rooms we may share—travel, work, living with nature, family, moving. The miniature won’t tell you everything about my room, but it may set you to thinking. You might have reacted differently, or maybe not. Either way, the dialogue begins… Find out more…