Hi, friends, thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoy the writing you find on this blog.
The moment I learned to read is still etched in my mind, and I’ve been avidly consuming books and the dreams they hold ever since. Writing, too, has been part of my life since I learned to hold a pencil and make those letter shapes myself. I’m fortunate now to be able to write full-time, and I’m not going to waste that opportunity!
In 2021, I am writing my first novel, currently titled Will you, exploring the impact of fear, lies, forgiveness, and trust on family dynamics and individual growth. I dashed off a draft in a few weeks, but um, jeepers, making a credible story with full, enticing characters and a meaningful plot is actually quite hard. I’ve been going at this thing for just about a year now and I have plenty of work ahead of me.
A wonderful book coach has given me exceptional feedback to help make this book strong and compelling. Also, in April of 2021 I’m participating in the first #5amWritersClub virtual writing retreat, Unforgettable Characters and Incredible Journeys, a three-day event with 20 writers working our buns off to improve our own and each other’s work. I’ll report on that experience once I’m on the other side. You can read my pre-retreat post here.
My first poetry collection, Economies of Gratitude, was published by Penumbra Press in 2007. Other poetry, short fiction, book reviews, creative non-fiction, and academic essays have appeared or are forthcoming in various journals. Visit my Publications page for the latest news.
I’m looking forward to getting to know you.
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