I write to find to find truth, understanding, and connection. My life is a series of "what if" questions just ready to be explored. Thoughts are fleeting, actions are temporary, but ink is permanent.
Oh, and I'm also a mom of two toddlers, but I'm determined to do this writing thing (and get paid for it) so here I am. I moonlight as a line and copy editor for indie authors, and I'm a co-editor for a literary magazine. I believe in the Oxford comma and Pluto, the planet.
- My first publication is a short story included in The Longest Night Watch, version 2 anthology published in October 2016. It's a charity anthology, dedicated to Terry Pratchett, and all the proceeds go to Alzheimer's Disease research.
My Favorites: Reading and Writing
Fiction: Coming of Age, Crime, Fairytales, Folklore & Mythology, General, Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Literary, Mystery, Religious/Inspirational, Short Story, Teen, Thriller/Suspense, Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction: Body, Mind & Spirit, Cooking, Food & Wine, Crafts & Hobbies, Home & Garden, Humor, Inspiration, Memoir/Narrative Non-fiction, New Age & Spirituality, Outdoors & Nature, Parenting & Family, Pets, Philosophy, Reference, Science, Self-Help
Screenplay: Comedy, Drama, General, Love/Romance
Poetry: Epic, Prose
Ocean at the End of the Lane, Neil Gaiman
King Lear, Shakespeare
Annabelle Lee, Edgar Allen Poe
The Stand (uncut edition), Stephen King
Breath, Eyes, Memory, Edwidge Danticat
The entire Harry Potter series, JK Rowling
And When There Were None, Agatha Christie
Ghostly, a collection of ghost stories, curated by Audrey Niffenegger
Face it, I'm a mom so long go the days of being able to curl up on the couch with a glass of wine and a book. I read in bed, in the queue at the grocery store, in the car waiting for red lights to turn green, and while hiding in the bathroom.
I combined two writing challenges--the Ray Bradbury challenge, which is writing a short story a week for a year, and the A-Z challenge, which is writing a blog post every two weeks with the letter of the week as the topic--to create a fun challenge for myself and friends. We're going through the alphabet twice.
Fiction: Coming of Age, Crime, Fairytales, Folklore & Mythology, Family Life & Saga, General, Historical Fiction, Humor/Satire, Literary, Mystery, Novella, Religious/Inspirational, Short Story, Teen, Thriller/Suspense, Women's Fiction, Young Adult/Juvenile
Non-Fiction: Inspiration, Psychology
Hermione Granger, especially when she had the time-turner.
Alice Hoffman, Joyce Carol Oates, Margaret Atwood, Edwidge Danticat, Toni Morrison, Jodi Picoult, Neil Gaiman, Laura Lippman, Stephen King, JK Rowling, Agatha Christie, Maya Angelou