Monday, June 22, 2015

Half way point

Been in Vermont for two weeks and a day now.

Update forthcoming. 

In the middle of writing what (I believe) will be #3 on my list of favorite Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz stories. 

I'll get back here.  But, in the meantime, I'm writing:)

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Vermont is thisclose

Days away from leaving for the residency.  Problems packing:  I want to take all the books in my writing room!

It's scary -- the idea that all I have to do is write.  That I can be supported, to be allowed to follow my dream.  But I'm going to move on past that feeling and honor the time set aside for me and write.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

oooooh, another acceptance

A photo in A Quiet Courage

a rejection :(

and a ticket to Vermont!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Quote for May 8, 2015



    “The scariest moment is always just before you start.”
-- Stephen King

Counting the days. . .

headed to Vermont for the residency the beginning of June.

I'm really really really going to try to finish up those 65ish stories I've been lugging through the years, including four which would complete a linked short story collection.  Wouldn't that be something?

An acceptance and a publication here, here, and here

I have a work upcoming in Change Seven Magazine.

My tiny work "Longing" just came out in  Thrice Fiction

and "Watson's Girl" in Miracle Monocle

and a photograph "wind warriors" is in Twisted Vine Literary Arts Journal


Saturday, April 11, 2015

Creative Quote

“Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.” — Mary Lou Cook

Monday, March 16, 2015

Take 2



I was unable to go to the Vermont Studio Center years back when they gave me a residency.  Life, including a broken wrist.  They held a space for me as long as they could, too.

Well, second chances and all that.

I have been awarded a fellowship that pays for everything and includes a $2000 stipend.  SO EXCITED.

"The Voices Rising Fellowship is awarded to an African American woman fiction writer in honor of women writers of color such as Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, and Zora Neale Hurston."

Humbled as well.


Yay me!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014








  "The first sentence can't be written until the final sentence is written."

 -Joyce Carol Oates

Monday, August 25, 2014