I lost my grandather recently. It has been a sad time for my family, but also one of healing and togetherness. We are all mourning that he is no longer with us, and will miss him greatly, but at the same time we feel happy for him... Because he is no longer in any pain,… Continue reading A Poem For My Grandfather
A couple months ago, I joined up to participate and compete in a five week long challenge called the Writers Games, put on by The Writers Workout. What a great and challenging event that turned out to be. Each weekend a new challenge was released, and competitors had three days to brainstorm, write, and edit… Continue reading Overall 4th Place Winner!
As I have been toiling away writing a historical fiction story (set in 1940 Poland) for a competition I entered called the Writers Games... Something excellent rolled into my inbox this morning. I didn't win... But out of over 500 entrants, my short story L.A.M.E. was long listed! This is an achievement in and of… Continue reading Longlist Finalist!
It has been an amazing journey back into writing so far. After years of my writing being put on the backburner, these last several months I have really reignited my passion, and gone for it. But the waiting game is hard, and I have a few rejections in the bag already. As do all of… Continue reading REWIND: A 2nd Place Winning Short Story
I am very proud to share this short story with my friends, family, and the world. Not many people have seen or read my work, as I've kept it to myself for the majority of my life. Not out of shame or any other specific reason, but I suppose I'm just not much of a… Continue reading AWAKENING: MY FIRST PUBLISHED SHORT STORY
So for a while now I have been working on writing a chapter book for youth, targeting ages 6-9. The working title is "The Big Ol' Bike". While I tend to write lots of sci-fi, fantasy, and darker/grittier stories, I have a real soft spot for childrens literature. So I am going ahead and indulging… Continue reading Final Editing – The Big Ol’ Bike
It's been a busy couple of weeks! This last few days especially so... Between appointments and chasing kids, theatre rehearsals (I will be playing the evil Miss Andrews in the local musical production if Mary Poppins), and getting the camper ready for the lake season... I have had to sneak time in to work on… Continue reading Contest Fun Time