Empowerment

I completed a “no editing as you go” challenge… and I was happier before

Let me start off by saying: I love challenges. They can inspire creativity, create community, increase productivity, and act as a catalyst for other positive changes. I’ve done many of them, and I typically walk away with an increased sense of purpose and clarity. At the end of December, I completed a challenge to write …

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Take Your Time

Time is Precious. My father died suddenly in December 2017 and I was shocked and heartbroken. I thought his best years were still ahead of him. I remember sitting in my sister’s living room after we found out, alternating between waves of grief and, as the night wore on, exhaustion. Two thoughts kept coming into …

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The Mountains

I’m not usually one to drop a blog post with a vague title, but here I am, doing it with a smile. “You are not the mountain climber, you are the mountains,” is my own way of sharing something my dad used to say to my sisters and me: “Be the river.” In short, he …

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Announcing: Kyanite Publishing & New Book “What They Deserve”

I have never been more excited to sit down and write an update in my entire life. Today, July 11th, 2018, I am so proud to announce the formation of Kyanite Publishing LLC alongside my partners, B.K. Bass and Sophia LeRoux. Kyanite is an author-owned, independent publisher of speculative fiction and horror seeking to connect …

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You Are Not An Imposter: Sunday Brunch Club Post

Sunday Brunch Club For this edition of Sunday Brunch Club, a new blog series where I’ll explore popular terms in the writing zeitgeist and attempt to connect writers, creators, and professionals with like-minded friends, I’ll be covering imposter syndrome. Chances are, you’ve heard of it. The term was coined in the 70s and now thousands …

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10 Ways Writing Will Bolster Your Bravery

I’ve heard a lot of my friends say they’re feeling scared recently. Scared of losing their jobs, scared of saying the wrong thing, scared of never achieving their dreams. I express myself through writing and have found that I can isolate and transform my fears when I journal, write fiction, or help others through writing. …

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