I wrote another poetry collection…

As some of you may know, last September (2018) I published my first poetry collection Essence of An Age which you can read a whole post about its creation here. Long story short, I wrote the collection because I needed to. Writing it reignited a love for writing that I had lost and allowed me…

Title and Summary Reveal of Instruments of Sacrifice 3

In 2010 (wow...that was almost a decade ago), 10 year old me dreamed up a story about a lost princess with the ability to wield the four elements (no one else could) AND who was being hunted by the one and only Dark Lord who wanted her powers/her dead so he could have THE throne.…

what no one tells you about being an indie author

Have you ever heard a published author asked what advice they would give to aspiring writers? The answers are usually the same and may include things like "read all you can," "finish your manuscript," "do NaNoWriMo," etc. Being an aspiring writer is not the same thing as being an aspiring publisher of your own work.…

mango street / a poem

mango street.    The pink-tiled bathrooms and velvet robes have been traded in for patched-up aprons and flour-dusted hands.  Where names were once stitched into lilac silk,  the phases of the moon are inked across collar-bones.  The wives drink wine from mason jars, prune their ferns and poplars.  The children sing to the sidewalk songs…