Strange Angels-Excerpt from my “The Angels of Pont-Saint-Esprit”

  Can we find magic in strange truths? This is the question I asked myself when I read about the bizarre history of villagers experiencing hallucinations following a mysterious mass-poisoning in France in 1951. Truth is indeed stranger than fiction, and it fired my muse to create my flash story  “The Angels of Pont-Saint-Esprit.” Enjoy […]

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Cooling Breeze of Gratitude

This May saw the excitement of my new release, Enduring Spirit: Stories at Comicpalooza Houston. I was thrilled to experience the community of writers and readers there sharing their love of fantasy, horror and science fiction! Texas talents such as Melissa Algood, Jae Mazer, and Diane Prokop, and others, were generous and helped me share […]

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Befriend My “Eleven O’clock Woman” During National Poetry Month

Poetry celebrates emotion. Imagery sharpens and defines diffuse feelings. During National Poetry Month in America, our culture gives poetry the emphasis it deserves every month. In recognition of the power of poetry, I am sharing my poem “Eleven O’clock Woman.” Women perform many jobs, both paid and unpaid. We are breadwinners, caregivers, creators and bulwarks against […]

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Drumroll, Please…. Discover The “Enduring Spirit” Cover

Drumroll, please….  I am thrilled to share the cover for my new chapbook of literary & speculative short fiction, Enduring Spirit! In it, readers will befriend resilient girls, women & ghosts. From women discovering disquieting crimes, to literary glimpses of families changing, to ghostly sisters holding their own, the stories will intrigue & move you. […]

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Travels

Summer is a time for canvas beach bags, flip-flops, suitcases, long drives in sandy cars and making memories. In honor of summer trips-across the country to the lake house or across the city to the splash pad, I’m sharing my poem about a truly kind friend who left Jakarta before me and went to live […]

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Sparkle & Butterflies

It’s thrilling and terrifying to read new stories. You make yourself vulnerable. You share the characters who have stolen your heart with a room full of strangers, and hope that the characters’ journeys will move the audience, too. Reading aloud makes my stomach clench. The butterflies inside it aren’t merely fluttering- they’re beating their wings […]

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