Gabriela Pereira talks about honoring your reality as a writer (DIY MFA Podcost #47, that is understanding that each person has their own way to be a writer. Sometimes what works for someone else isn’t going to work for you and what worked for you in the past might not work today. I bounced up […]
I joined the DIY-MFA Book Club this month and the first question/prompt is “How did you become a writer?” I’ve said that my love of poetry comes from a mix of Mother Goose and Edgar Allan Poe. I remember sitting with my big book of Mother Goose poems and reading “The Lion and the Unicorn.” […]
“Ghosts of My Own Choosing” tied for Flutter Press’s third best selling chapbook of 2017. Thanks to everyone who’s bought and read my book. 2017 Best Sellers
You may see a few odd posts, here or on other social media like Twitter, as I am doing some updates to the website and tying some functionality together to make life a bit simpler. As we move from 2017 to 2018, I hope this finds you well. I have plans to include reviews of […]
Big thanks to Lidy Wilks for her review of “Ghosts of My Own Choosing” on her blog: Paving My Author’s Road
Flutter Press has published my first chapbook, Ghosts of My Own Choosing. I am extremely grateful to Sandy Benitez at Flutter Press for accepting my work and working closely with me this past week to get everything sorted out for publication. Please visit the Flutter Press website and check out the great poetry available there. […]
My poem, “Distaff: Pandora,” was published in Allegro Poetry Magazine’s Issue 14 (September 2017). Thank you to the editors! Allegro Poetry Magazine
I’ve been lucky to once again have a poem accepted by the good folks at Three Line Poetry. Please check them out. They also periodically do print versions of their publication, which is pretty cool.
My poem “Winter Surprise” is in the November 25th issue of Three Drops from a Cauldron. Thanks to the editors! Hey, does this mean I’m an internationally published poet? Three Drops from a Cauldron
My poem “Winter Storm” is in the new issue of Young Ravens Literary Review. Much thanks to the editors! Young Ravens Literary Review, Issue 5
My poem “Winter Surprise” will appear in the November 25, 2016 issue of Three Drops from a Cauldron. This poem tells the story of a bit of the fantastical touching the mundane.
The Spring Equinox 2016 issue of Mused contains three of my poems: “I’ll Never Know Everything About You,” “Lessons,” and “Sculptor at Play.” Here’s a link to the Table of Contents for the issue: Mused. I enjoy Mused and am very happy that they’ve included my work.
Lidy Wilks, author of “Can You Catch My Flow?” is celebrating National Poetry Month with a blog tour. For this stop on the tour, I’ll be reviewing her chapbook, and I’d like to thank her for the free PDF copy so I could do this review. I also want to mention her Rafflecopter raffle — […]
Once you have multiple pieces of writing that you intend to send out into the world (submit to publishers, journals, contests, etc.), you need a good way to keep track of everything. If you have one or two books that you’re sending out, it’s not too difficult. If you’ve got a dozen short stories, it’s […]
My poem, “Legacy,” will be available in the online journal Jellyfish Whispers on February 25, 2016. I’m particularly happy about this one because this poem was the first one I wrote as part of The Great Yellow Rose in Your Brain poetry meetup. I now run the meetup at the Marilyn J. Praisner Library on […]
I posted this to Amazon in February 2015 and never posted it here, so I’m fixing that. “In My Neighborhood” is divided into three sections. In the first, Giovanna tells stories of growing up in an Italian neighborhood. The reader is steeped in the sights, sounds, and smells of these experiences and I found myself […]
My poem “The New Normal” is in the new issue (Volume Three, Issue 1) of Rat’s Ass Review. Lots of fantastic poetry in this issue and Roderick Bates has been a great editor.
I’ve been running a Meetup called The Great Yellow Rose in Your Brain for about two years. I inherited the group from someone who got us off to a great start but then had her life explode. The group attendance eventually slowed to a crawl, despite attempts at various ways to get folks involved, and […]
As part of National Poetry Month, Lidy Wilks over at Paving My Way of Authorship One Baby Step at a Time is doing an interview with a different poet each day. I think it is great fun that she varies the questions, so you don’t get the same Q&A each day. Her interview with me […]