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’
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
The following is a short story that takes place approximately 60 years before the events in Echaria Rising.
My mind is a universe, Vast, eternal Full of possibilities and the remnants of shattered dreams My mind is a galaxy, Swirling, spinning Dancing silently to a rhythm deeper than the dawn of time My mind is a solar system, Orderly, strong Each piece working together to make sense of this thing called life My … Continue reading My Mind
This year, my cup runneth over with gratefulness. 2018 has held some heartbreak, but an overwhelming amount of good has blossomed in my life this year. I published a book. I've had a number of short stories and poems traditionally published. I left a toxic work environment that dragged me down financially and emotionally. I … Continue reading Thankfulness
I'm sitting in this chair, overwhelmed by the events of the last month+. So much has happened, and I want to be able to fill you all in. I know I dropped off for a while, except to announce that I finished Draft 1 of Kingdom of Shadows (hip hip hooray). Let me fill you … Continue reading It’s Been a Roller Coaster