Dark Places, Bright Hopes

As a poet, a lot of my inspiration and muse comes from some dark places and at times from some bright ones as well.  I have been able to express my feelings for others, gotten through heartache, fight through the pain, and even climbed out of some dark, dark places within my mind.

I have always wonder if I had not discovered writing, how would I have gotten through everything? Would I have been more involved in sports, would I have gone to the abyss of drinking, or would I have leaned more on the people who where always there for me? I may never know that answer, but I am ok with that.

I have loved the art form of writing poetry. The beauty of it and the message they hold. Now with 2 books under my belt, it is time to branch out and write my first novel. I will never leave my passion of poetry and will probably have a 3rd poetry book out before my novel, but I am looking forward to all of the excitement of achieving this next project. I can’t wait to dive into research, forming my characters into people you “meet on the street”, even the frustration of re-writes or writer’s block. How can I not get excited for this new adventure of writing!

Many new adventures are coming down the pike and I can’t wait to share it all with you.

Back To School

Good Morning Everyone!

Back to School is in full swing and for me, that of course means more writing! I don’t get much writing done during the summer, I love spending that time with my kids, but now it is back to my writing schedule… who am I kidding I don’t have a writing schedule my mind doesn’t work that way. Yet even during those 12 weeks of summer I do occasionally get words on paper, but they don’t form much else.

I am looking forward to my new adventure of creating my first novel! I feel I will be spending a lot of time at the library, my favorite cafe, and throwing ideas at a couple of my very dear friends who encourage me every step of the way.

For now I will savor the last day of summer vacation with my kids, for tomorrow when they get back to school, their work, I will be back to mine.



AuthorFest 2018

This past Saturday, I had the honor to be a part of Lake County AuthorFest. The sun was shining, the heat was trying to overtake everything, but with the breeze blowing from the west, we were able to take whatever Mother Nature wanted to dish out.

I met some amazing, talented authors, as well as some incredible readers. I wish I would have had more time to chat with not only all the authors, but with all the readers who had stopped by. One thing is for sure though, my Goodreads List just got a lot longer.

Friends and family stopped by to show their support, which means the world to me, thank you so much. The incredibly talented artist, who I am also honored to call son, stopped by as well. You will be seeing more of his artwork in years to come.

Thank you everyone who made AuthorFest, once again, a wonderful event.

Here are some photos from Saturday I would like to share…