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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!

Interested in attending?
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Or RSVP to the ever-changing tour page: The Celestial Lit Tour

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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

Get more details about my short stories!

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

The First Five

Two years ago, 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!

Continue reading “The First Five”

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

Get more writing!

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

On Writing

Two pieces of my writing have been selected for literary journals and a third has been solicited for an anthology. In the coming weeks, my creative work will appear in print!

Learn more about my writing.

The snowflake dissolves

—A poem from “Hope in the Hoarfrost“—

Continue reading “The snowflake dissolves”

Setting comes alive in my stories, leading characters on a journey and becoming a character of its own. Here are a few short stories that capture the power of place:

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