My upcoming novel, And It All Came Tumbling Down, has a cover! When I first saw this image by local photographer Greg Clary, I was captivated. The picture brings to mind themes of post-industrialism, the pull of the past and the lure of the future, ideas of escape and moving on. The remoteness of nature,… Continue reading News: Book Cover Reveal!
It's high time for me to announce some belated good news here! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, or if you've looked around the site, you probably know, but if not, here it is: My first novel is getting published! Over the past few weeks. I've been working with the lovely folks at… Continue reading (Long Overdue) News: Debut Novel Publication!
What is feeding my creative soul? For the past few weeks, I’ve been exploring different ways of living a more creative life, feeding my creative soul instead of merely expecting myself to produce creative work from a vacuum. After a season of busyness, following a year and a half of general uncertainty, it’s especially hard… Continue reading Habits to Feed the Creative Soul Part 4: Avoiding Monetization
I want to pause my series on Habits to Feed the Creative Soul, and announce that a short story of mine, "The Juniper Bushes," was recently published in the Marathon Literary Review! I'm so proud of this story, and delighted that it found a home with Marathon Literary. Click here to check it out! (Photo… Continue reading News Break: Publication in the Marathon Literary Review
What is feeding my creative soul? I’ve been asking myself this a lot recently. After a season of busyness, following a year and a half of general uncertainty, it’s especially hard to get back in touch with what truly nourishes the soul. But there are some habits I’m working on over the next few months… Continue reading Habits to Feed the Creative Soul Part 3: Tactile Creativity
When I was younger, I thought the only books worth reading at all were fiction books. After all, who wants to waste their time not being swept up in another world? What's the point of reading if you can't suspend disbelief and experience a different reality? I assumed all nonfiction books were either dusty trade… Continue reading Craft: Why is Fiction Important?
I'm so happy to announce that my work has been recently published in the Spring 2021 issue of The Watershed Journal! My short story, "The Lunch," describes a scene between a young woman and her father, in the wake of a family upheaval. The piece touches on themes of forgiveness, shame, and coming of age… Continue reading News: Publication in the Watershed Journal
When you were eight, you brought your throwaway camera. You took pictures of the dinosaur skeletons, the big mirrored room of rocks and crystals, the temporary exhibit of fine jewelry, where the security guard told you photos were not allowed, and your face got bright red in embarrassment, and you slipped the camera in your… Continue reading Fiction: Visiting the Carnegie Museum of Art (and Natural History)