I can’t imagine my life without poetry. Much like a diary or journal, it’s my way of exploring my thoughts and feelings as well as attempt to understand the world around me. It doesn’t always work but hey, when has that ever stopped me? If you’re into reading that sort of thing, all my poetry journals from previous years are available below for purchase.
I’ve written a handful of novels and short stories by the dozen, but my fantasy of having a career in fiction never happened. After twenty-some years of learning the craft, writing fiction and trying to get it traditionally published, I finally had to call it quits for sanity’s sake.
I still get ideas for new stories and sometimes I end up putting them to paper, but it’s mostly as a guilty pleasure more than anything else. The fact it gives me a reasonable excuse to go office supply shopping doesn’t hurt either. These are my traditionally published stories thus far:
“C’est La Vie” – Frontier Tales. Duke Pennell, editor. Publication date TBD.
“Infected” – Once Bitten Never Die, Wicked East Press. Jessica A. Weiss, editor. Nov 2011.
“First Gator” – Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal. Kathy Rhodes, editor. Sep 2011.