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#PoetNotes

A new series! Inspired by emerging talent, I find myself writing poetry for the first time in years. Not every day gives birth to a poem, so I started taking notes.

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“I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me.  Continue reading

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The First Five

In 2016, I started writing short stories as a way to study the writing craft and tap into more creativity. Take a look at what’s shaping up to be the first five!

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Wonders of the night and rare phenomena have inspired a lot of my creative writing. These pieces feature elements of the night:

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Giving Birth to Galaxies

The Milky Way stretches over Lake Hawea near Isthmus Peak in New Zealand. Gazing into our galaxy inspired me to begin writing my second novel.

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The Road to Whiteface Mountain

The Northern Lights dance above white-capped mountains in Iceland. Although my story takes place in the U.S., I spent the day writing about a beautiful mountain range. Continue reading “The Road to Whiteface Mountain”

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A Performing Debut
In 2019, I’m thrilled to make my debut as an author who performs for a public audience!

A year of literary adventures launches on May 18, 2019, when I read my work with Fiction 440 at the East Lansing Art Festival in Michigan. Readings continue into the month, with more events to come!

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Or RSVP to the ever-changing tour page: The Celestial Lit Tour

After trying my hand at short-form fiction, I’m getting the hang of it! My first short story about the Milky Way was published in 2018. Check out these others:

  • Relic in a Bottle,” magical realism about a museum
  • “The Cellist,” literary fiction
  • BlackJack: The Dawn of Dark Pollution,” speculative fiction
  • “Seeing Orange,” literary fiction
  • “The Prisoner,” literary fiction
  • “Wishing on the Clock,” magical realism

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It’s time.

I’m excited to share that I am relaunching my blog! This time, the writing will explore new topics, relate new adventures, and even offer creative advice. I’m eager to see where the creative expression will lead!

Take a peek at the first new post:

Swaying in Sea Change

About the Author

“Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning.”
Gloria Steinem

Art & Writing

“Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless.”
— Jamie Paolinetti

On Writing

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