That's right, it's my birthday, y'all! Today, I'm the queen today (even though I have to go to work tonight). This past year of my life has been an amazing one; I found my birth family, I met my birth father + co, I published a poetry collection and a novel, I got promoted at … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Me!
On September 8, 2019, my third book-baby was born! The long-awaited sequel to Echaria Rising, the book I have poured my heart into, the book I have cried and laughed and cried again over... it has arrived! I am so beyond thankful that I have this opportunity to tell this story, and to bring all … Continue reading Happy Birthday, Kingdom of Shadows!
What a whirlwind life has been lately! I've been blessed in abundance, from new opportunities at work, to growing my friendships, to spending time with out-of-town family. Things in life are good right now, and I am so thankful. This past Father's Day weekend, I was able to take my kids and travel to the … Continue reading Little Life Updates
Hello, friends! As you may have noticed, my debut poetry collection Torn in Two has been published! Hooray! This has been an emotional journey for me, both living it and then writing about it. This collection is a bit... unusual... so I figured I'd take a minute to explain exactly why I wrote it, and … Continue reading Why I Wrote ‘Torn in Two’
I want a brother Yes, it absolutely without a doubt no questions asked must be a brother or I'll send it back! I want a brother No, I need a brother Please get me a brother I begged for a brother They got me a brother Now I sometimes smother My darling brother With love … Continue reading Oh, Brother
Paola Dejesus is an incredibly talented poet who recently released her debut collection, Blood & Ambrosia. This raw, gripping collection details a year in Paola's life, covering topics like escaping abuse, self-love, and parenthood. It truly is a collection that you don't want to miss. As a reader and an author, I can honestly say … Continue reading Blood & Ambrosia: an Interview with Paola Dejesus
My family is awesome; That's unchallenged fact. I grew up surrounded by grace. No matter how often I strayed from the pack I knew I always had a place. They loved me through heartache, Through trials and despair, My wild-child years in my teens. They always would catch me If ever I'd fall, Reminding me … Continue reading Kelly Green
I am a lucky girl; I have two dads And both hold a place in my heart One made me One raised me Both love me. “You look like your dad!” “You’re just like your dad!” “I see so much of your father in you.” It was true then, It’s true now times two I … Continue reading The Daddy Issue
I was born from the womb of a young mother And raised far away, in the arms of another Always wondering where I fit in Was I unloved? Unwanted? An Unforgivable Sin? “We love you,” they said. “And She loved you, too.” Then why was leaving me so easy to do? My childhood was full … Continue reading Beloved Child
The following is a short story that takes place approximately 60 years before the events in Echaria Rising.