Like many writers, I began to string words together as soon as I could form letters. I surprised my mother with a self-published, self-illustrated book when I was six years old. Though my drawing never improved, my writing has, and I’ve managed to publish a bit of short fiction.
I have twice won a first-place award for my writing at the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference, and I’ve written three novel-length works, as well as a book-length meditation on one poem by Pablo Neruda. The latter manuscript won a Journey Award from Chanticleer Book Awards, and one of my unpublished novels won a Chanticleer
Somerset Award for literary fiction.
On October 4, 2019, I will launch a memoir titled A Quest for Tears: Surviving Traumatic Brain Injury. The book describes my auto accident and my journey to a new normal in which I cannot read, write, or cry. Come see me at Village Books in Bellingham, Washington at 7pm that day.
I have resumed writing fiction after a four-year hiatus, and I’ll keep you posted about my progress.