Written in 2018 I’ve been thinking a lot about my life (I think it’s a symptom of turning 30 and screaming internally about everything) and I’ve been doing quite a bit of reminiscing about high school. High school was not a kind place for me. I was suffering from un-diagnosed depression and anxiety and involved … More A Lost Draft Finally Published
i want to open hands like sails and catch the wind my body is a ship about to unmoor and i can hear the tide slapping against the hull of my heart it tastes like salt spray, a siren’s call i’ll skim across the whitecaps until i hit the shoals of a new shore the hull … More Poetry: going with the undertow
My newest review at Quail Bell Magazine is for Lizzie, Speak, a poetry chapbook written by Kailey Tedesco and published by White Stag Publishing. “The ghost of Lizzie Borden lurks within each turn of phrase, each shadow of verse. Sometimes, you are a curious onlooker, peering through the dirty glass of the oddities shop to gaze … More Poetry Review: Lizzie, Speak
It’s that time of year again! Quail Bell Magazine is set to roll out its newest anthology, Her Plumage. It’s an anthology of women’s writers and will be released by Emma Eden Ramos‘ Eudaimonia this summer. As an anthology done for charity, all of the proceeds will go to She is Rising, an organization that supports survivors of human trafficking … More Her Plumage
So, I will be participating in RVA LitCrawl this year! It’s such a wonderful opportunity to be with my fellow writers and read some of my work. Here’s the description and link below! Quail Bell Magazine is thrilled to read at RVA LitCrawl this year! Editors Christine Sloan Stoddard, Gretchen Gales – Writer, Christopher Sloce … More RVA LitCrawl with Quail Bell Magazine
My newest piece published at Quail Bell Magazine titled “The DSM-V Diagnostic Criteria for PTSD.” “I’m trying to write and I keep remembering the brown of my husband’s hands” Read it here.
I am not dying today not even if you murder me, watch me grow wings. Head over to Quail Bell Magazine to check out my book review of Love_is_Love: An Anthology for LGBTQIA+ Teens, edited by Emma Eden Ramos, and with original art (featured above) by Natascha Woolf. Read it here!
“There are places that spill magic into the world, and the people who live there, breathing it in, inevitably become magic, too.” My book review on Cenote City by Monique Quintana posted at Quail Bell Magazine. Check it out here!
I received this book as a gift for my birthday from my best friend, Kate. She and I are fierce feminists who often discuss our favorite Netflix show between diatribes against the patriarchy. She is also fat, and proudly so. I often reference her as such, like “Yeah, my best friend is fat, and she … More Book Review: You Have the Right to Remain Fat by Virgie Tovar
This year has not been a year for the creative. Between the the dumpster fire that is the political landscape, finishing renovations on a house, and preparing for my wedding, it’s been chaos and craziness all year. I wish I could say I was at least able to write in the downtime, but that is … More Catching Up & Falling Back