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Every Saturday, I’ll share the next scene in a first draft of a fantasy series as a way to look at how I create and where I need growth. You can begin at the beginning here.
Join me on Wednesdays for a post of escape and a breath of relaxation to get you through the mid-week stretch. While I am politically active, I want this to be a space where we put aside our outrage and stress for a short time. It makes the weight easier to carry when we do pick it back up again.
In between, I’ll post creative games and inspiration. Sometimes, I’ll have interviews with cool creators I’ve met who have something you might enjoy. If I go somewhere, I promise to write about it so you can go, too.
Do you remember when you were about ten and believed the wind could hear you talk, faeries lived in the woods, and a magic portal was going to open and take you home? That’s my goal. I want to live in that head-space, but I want you to come along.
I’m currently querying my first novel. It’s a middle-grader fantasy exploring how stories and our relationship with nature shape our worldview to create monsters or heroes. Growing up, Heidi was one of my favorite books. I wanted to write a book like that for readers who want something heartfelt, but with the magic and battles of a Marie Rutkoski book sprinkled with the lyricism of Catherynne Valente.
I recently won a Silver Honorable Mention in The Writers of the Future contest for Q3, Vol 33. I had the opportunity to hear David Farland speak several times at MisCon31 this year, and I have the story idea for the next one! I shook his hand and thanked him for the motivation and confidence the contest has given me. If you write SFF, you should give it a shot!
Poetry is a love of mine, and I’d like to share it with you. You can sign up for only $1 on Patreon and I’ll send you actual mail. This keeps me motivated and hopefully encourages you to read & write some poetry in your own life. I’ve also published a small collection of poems this year!
You can always read my published work by clicking on the link at the top of the page, and don’t forget to follow the blog so you don’t miss any of the magic. Thanks!