I've always told myself stories, but didn't realize they mattered to other people until a teacher told me how she felt about one of my poems.
Since then, I've written mostly for myself; but also for college classes, where I eventually met a professor who would push me to submit a few pieces for publication.
That push happened in 2014, and I'll forever be grateful for it. I've had non-fiction, fiction, and poetry published across a wide array of journals and magazines.
I've been interviewed, had poems nominated for prizes, and even won a few awards and contests.
I continue to write mostly short-fiction while cobbling together a poetry manuscript and story collection.
What's On My Desk
...or scattered around the house
Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race - Reni Eddo-Lodge
The Man They Wanted Me to Be - Jared Yates Sexton
A lot of freelance work! Still house-searching in this crazy market, loving on my oldest dog as he winds down his days, and studying Secular Buddhism a little more closely.