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!

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

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

Painting the Light

After submitting to a gallery, I’m excited to share that several of my paintings were selected for exhibition and publication!

Publication

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! “Look Up,” a story pending in Still Point Arts Quarterly “While you held calla lilies,” a poem published in the Aurorean Learn more about…

The snowflake dissolves

In 2016, I self-published a poetry collection illustrated with my photography. Entitled “Hope in the Hoarfrost,” the chapbook includes this poem.

The Power of Place

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: Relic in a Bottle — magical realism entwines a museum The Only Violet Stone — a city floods with memories For more, visit Writing

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson My late brothers would have turned 20 in February, but it’s my hope to carry their light into the future. Inspired by the twins, I wrote this scene in my…

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

Year in Review

My philosophy has always been to live with “childish enthusiasm,” but this year was one filled with hard work. I spent the better part of the year working toward my goals and dreams. Now, they are starting to come alive. Take a look back on 2017 with the Year in Review!