Available February 2019 Recent college grad, Sage Sloane, navigates young adult life while successfully battling bipolar disorder. Interning at a buzzworthy social media site where, coincidentally, her father is a star, Sage wants nothing more than to follow her dreams. But even family connections aren’t enough to help Sage find herself. Does she have what … Continue reading Magnolia’s Violet
As I approach writing the second half of my novel (or perhaps novella; is it really a good idea to keep it wordy if the story has been resolved?), I've been somewhat grappling with the three-directional pull to either go really "out there," keep it simple, or try to create something that'll be a hit. … Continue reading Search for Wellness
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Unexpected loss changes us. We find ourselves in the depths of introspection, facing our own mortality--looking for answers, solutions, or even a simple story to tell. In many ways we are the authors of our own personal novel, whether we wish to seize every precious moment granted to us or not. In reflecting upon the … Continue reading Passage (For Purple Rain)
Disconnect. In the way your words don't quite reach me, or know me for everything I am. Memories both calm and chill me, clues of what may come and all that will never be. I question you. I question everything hidden beyond this path I'm expected to lead.
She could only imagine, from that brief (so fragile) window in time, where it would all finally take her. Juxtaposed between two existences--though one more "real" than the other--the question still remained, lingering behind soft brown eyes: Who was she?
This morning as I prepared my classroom for the day, delighted in my coffee and pretzel croissant (yes, they're making those now), I suddenly realized: it's poetry month! Those of us in the teaching community, especially the lower grades, love taking this opportunity to celebrate with something called "Poem in Your Pocket." The simple gist is encouraging … Continue reading Welcome Poetry Month!
At what point does a person take to the internet in order to begin a journey of self expression? Well for me, it probably started few months ago after a week hospitalization for an unexpected problem (c diff in my early 30's???). Long story short, I realized I had neglected some of the finer moments … Continue reading The Art of Reason