Hello! It is so nice to meet you. Thank you for taking time out of your day to learn a bit more about me.
I am a creative writer working on first-novel revisions; an artist-in-progress; and a mother to an incredible, miraculous child with autism spectrum disorder. In 2014, I graduated from the Bluegrass Writers Studio with an MFA in creative writing and Eastern Kentucky University with an MA in English. I taught first-year writing courses at EKU for a couple of years before budget cuts helped me re-evaluate my career trajectory.
I originally created this site to chronicle my progress as I developed a daily art practice after being creatively blocked for several years. My hope was that through developing my visual art skills, I would eventually reconnect with my first love: creative writing.
I am happy to report that, after eight months of fully focusing on developing my visual art skills, I did in fact return to creative writing. In December of 2018, I completed a first draft of the novel I had been dreaming about writing since 2011.
My focus now is to find a way to balance my need for making visual art with my need to write. If I do too much of one without the other, my creativity as a whole suffers. One day I hope to find a balance that works for me.