Her Plumage

Here’s the latest anthology from Quail Bell Magazine, featuring myself and other fantastic members of the Quail Bell Crew. “A collection of essays, fiction, and poetry by female members of The Quail Bell Crew and select contributors. This is the third anthology by Quail Bell Magazine, a literary magazine for real and unreal stories fromContinue reading “Her Plumage”

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In Remembrance of the 2019 New Zealand Mosque Attacks

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.

Catching Up & Falling Back

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 isContinue reading “Catching Up & Falling Back”

100 Rejections

So, I’ve finally committed. I’m going to get this goddamn novel published. I set it on the back burner, tidied it up, sent it off to a beta reader, tidied it up some more, and now it is officially ready to get out there and meet some agents. I’ve already sent it out to theContinue reading “100 Rejections”

Halloween

Walter loved Halloween more than any other day. He loved the kids running up and down the street, the spooky music humming from hidden speakers, the fake spiderwebs crawling across his neighbor’s porches, the carved pumpkins that grinned at him as he passed by on the street. He especially loved that he could throw outContinue reading “Halloween”

Excerpt – Albatross

One of my latest projects: a young adult work featuring a Moorish girl who sails with the Spanish Armada and takes on the English when they’ve come to take Puerto Rico. Krakens and sirens and selkies, oh my! Dawn broke over the sky like blood, but Safa had no time to worry about the oldContinue reading “Excerpt – Albatross”

Now I Get Why Hemingway Drank

So I’m halfway through that writing class at my local community college. What I didn’t realize is that I’d be retaking AP English again. I guess my expectations are born of having graduated from undergrad and grad school. As someone who has done workshops before and meets with local writers about once a week, IContinue reading “Now I Get Why Hemingway Drank”

The Obligatory Thinkpiece

In response to the now defunct XOJane article, the one where the writer describes her former friend’s spiral into mental illness and subsequent suicide “a blessing,” I decided to write her a very sincere, very sympathetic thinkpiece open-letter so she can understand exactly what I think about her as a writer and a human being.Continue reading “The Obligatory Thinkpiece”