my latest moody poems

NO 1. PROMPT: “old times” Maybe new times Are just old times in disguise NO 2. PROMPT: “feelings” How deep is the well of my feelings take a bucket and drain me dry don’t worry how i collapse into dust NO 3. PROMPT: “tragedy” Life took me one tragedy at a time until i wasContinue reading “my latest moody poems”

i got a peek at my debut novel’s book cover.

I always love getting emails from Mel, founder of Lost Island Press (my publisher!!). It always means there’s exciting news, and we’re one step closer to publication day! This past email was probably my most favorite yet, though. Because I finally got to see my book’s cover. I’ve fiddled around with covers for this bookContinue reading “i got a peek at my debut novel’s book cover.”

announcing the release date of my first novel

On Friday, my publisher officially announced when we’re releasing “The Memory Jumper”! I’ve been through two pretty intensive rounds of edits and I’m wrapping up that second round as we speak (it’s open in my other tab haha). It’s about six months until release and I can’t even explain what I’m feeling. View this postContinue reading “announcing the release date of my first novel”

We Are All Characters

Being a writer can be pretty deep sometimes. I was just watching a video on writing, and the YouTuber said stories are driven by characters, and characters are driven by a couple things. Characters start out with a lie. This is why the book exists! A character believes a lie and operates based on thatContinue reading “We Are All Characters”

I’M BEING PUBLISHED

Do you know how long I’ve wanted to write those words? How long they’ve danced on the tip of my tongue, practicing for when they would one day be true? And now they are. TIMELINE 2017 – Wrote a 40,000-word story based on the words “futuristic Rapunzel” 2017-2020 – Continued editing and writing; dabbling inContinue reading “I’M BEING PUBLISHED”

The Things I’ve Done

In my latest novel The Memory Jumper, a side character is taking on a whole life of her own. Queen Colette is a haunted soul, stuck in an unhappy marriage where she feels she has no voice. I took the above self portrait in the spirit of poor Colette. She smiles on the outside andContinue reading “The Things I’ve Done”

Fawn’s Diary – Entry 02

Some people believe man is born with a pure conscience, that, if it were not for evil civilization, our innate good would rise above any penchant for evil and smote the dragon within. I have never before been so convinced otherwise. There is a terror inside us—a graveyard that wishes to bury our neighbors, aContinue reading “Fawn’s Diary – Entry 02”

i / am / funny

When you’re 10 years old, you really don’t know who you are beyond your favorite pop-tart flavor (Frosted S’mores, anyone?). As I approached adolescence, I realized I needed a “persona.” Maybe it’s because I read too many books or watched too much Scooby Doo, which made me think that everyone fell into basic labels inContinue reading “i / am / funny”