New flash fiction!

It's been many moons since I popped by with any news. It's been a busy few months- Dayjob projects, flu and then stomach flu in my house, lots of travel and of course a small musical you may have heard of. But I'm not here to brag about Hamilton, but rather, I finally got my contributor copy … Continue reading New flash fiction!

New flash fiction, interviews, and more!

I've fallen into the time suck that is summer in the Pacific Northwest. We're blessed with days that stretch until nearly 10 p.m. (and dawn well before 5 a.m., yikes!) and when I haven't been eating blueberries off the bushes in my backyard while pretending to do yard work, reading romance novels in the hammock, … Continue reading New flash fiction, interviews, and more!

Writing workouts (with a reading list)

It's no secret that flash fiction is my first love. I stumbled on crafting short stories as a child and then later in college in two separate short story seminars, but it was always just a flirtation. It wasn't until I was in my early 20's and living alone in Boston (working two jobs and … Continue reading Writing workouts (with a reading list)

End of the year recap

2016 wasn't a total dumpster fire on a floating garbage barge. As the year comes to a close I'm ignoring the shitshow and focusing on the goodness that 2016 brought me like: Keeping and exceeding my New Year's Writing Resolutions to a) write 1 short story a month and b) submit at least one short … Continue reading End of the year recap

NaNoWriMo Advice

Here we are nearly 1/2 of the way through NaNoWriMo. I've given advice in the past and you can read about it here. Mostly I just want to cheer you on and say, "Look how awesome you are! You're writing a book-shaped thing! Keep it up!" November is an awful month to try and write a … Continue reading NaNoWriMo Advice

New flash fiction “Graylight”

For the second week in a row I've had a short story published. Last week it was "Agenda" in 200 cc's and today brings you "Graylight" in Dime Show Review. It will also appear in a print issue of Dime Show Review later this year. "Graylight" is a genderqueer sci-fi rom-com set in the Seattle Public Library. I've never … Continue reading New flash fiction “Graylight”

New Flash Fiction: “Agenda”

My life has been a cross between chaos and a situation comedy lately, so in between my mom-fog and putting the final touches and doing legal legwork for SECRET HEART, I completely forgot that my flash fiction piece, "Agenda" was publishing today over at 200 cc's. This was the first short story I wrote after … Continue reading New Flash Fiction: “Agenda”

Mother’s Day Musings

If there's one thing I seem to write about more than anything lately, it's motherhood. It's hard not to write about what consumes your life 24/7/366 (Leap Year, holla!) I wrote about my mom in 2014  and about my first Mother's Day last year. This year I wrote about celebrating Mother's Day in the hospital for Preemie … Continue reading Mother’s Day Musings

Bad Poetry Friday

There's only two more days left in National Poetry Month. Make them count! 23 Sundays were for sleep Now the calendar is full of toddler playdates     24 Getting jealous thoughts when I read an amazing book is how I will fall   25 Drink coffee coffee coffee coffee drink coffee coffee coffee drink   … Continue reading Bad Poetry Friday

Bad Poetry Friday

9 Sometimes poetry sneaks up behind you and taps your shoulder 10 Sometimes poetry hides from your heart and the words slowly disappear 11 Sometimes poetry is a cat on a brown couch teasing a little dog 12 Sometimes poetry isn't anything at all beacuse your brain hurts 13 Haiku, I haven't forgotten you, even … Continue reading Bad Poetry Friday