In 1988, I wrote my first story–a shameless rip-off of a picture book series I loved at the time, granted, but it was still my first completed work of fiction. I was five years old. And from then on, I was hooked on writing.
Kindergarten being a little early for a literary debut, I waited thirteen years before deciding to make writing something more than a hobby, and I’ve been at it ever since, studying craft, researching the industry, and writing…and writing…and writing for years on end. It has always been my dearest wish to be a novelist–a goal I’m still working toward–but I have been published in short fiction.
I recently took a hiatus from my writing to focus on my family and on my art, as well as to rediscover myself as a writer. I’ve been writing for so long without feeling like my novel-length work was at the quality it needed to be, and I needed to distance myself and come back to the craft with fresh eyes. Now I’m back, and it feels so good to be writing again!
When I’m not writing, I’m usually covered in paint, wielding colored pencils, or treading the boards on my community theater stage. I live in Ohio with my husband and four children.
“Cathedral” – flash fiction (short fiction)
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- February 2007, The Deepening
- January 2009, Ancient Paths
- July 2009, Joyful! Online
“Prince of Dreams” – short fiction
- April 2010, Enchanted Conversation
“The Mermaid and the Stag” – short fiction
- June 2010, Enchanted Conversation