…and my passion …and my cats.
First and foremost, welcome to my little corner of the internet!
I’m what I like to call “the world’s most gregarious introvert.” I enjoy making people laugh, even if I’m the only one who finds my jokes funny sometimes. I do not enjoy being away from those I love. I share my space with two cats, three rabbits, and something called a “husband.” Most of all, I enjoy the company of my characters. They are the friends I take everywhere, and my sincerest hope is other people will grownto love them as much as I do. They are the real reason I love to write.
I don’t have a preferred genre when it comes to reading or writing. I am proud to say that all my recent works are LGBT+ inclusive but span many genres. Sprinkle in a few short stories and poems and there is my entire body of work. My current effort is being devoted to two projects:
The “Warrencliff” Series aka “The Big Project”
“Warrencliff” was born on June 30th, 2017. I know the exact date because I still have the original photos I used when building my crew: first meeting Dolly, then Claude, then Charles, and last but not least, Dante. What started as a short story to feed a writing bug quickly became so much more. A year later and I was sitting on the beginning of a four part series and about 280,000 words devoted to their story.
Warrencliff has transformed so many times through countless drafts but I have always said this series is my attempt at writing relationships, both good and bad. I took on this task with the dream that multiple relationships of different varieties could be contained within a single book. Warrencliff always has been and always will be my first love but I do cheat on my project sometimes.
“Waves” aka “The Side Piece”
Last year I participated (and won!) in NaNoWriMo for the first time. I learned two things:
1: I am an honest to god pantser and will never change.
2: A computer malfunction and the loss of over half a novel is not enough to stop a story that needs to be told.
I still think about that first draft of “Waves” (which I lost to the Nightosphere) but with the assistance of way too much coffee, the unwavering support of my friends, and sheer stubbornness, “Waves” was born again. I plan to share more about “Waves” when the time comes to publish but my dream for this body of work was a simple one: I wanted to read a romance between a human and a selkie, so I wrote one.
I want nothing more than to hold a physical copy of my stories in my hands. I’m not driven by fame or money (though either would be nice, let’s be honest). I simply have an intense desire for my writing to be real to someone other than myself.
If you have made it this far, stop by my blog page where I post little blips about my village of characters, writing in general, and occasionally complain about the weather.
(This post has been approved by Gizmo, editor-in-chief and laptop sitter extraordinaire.)