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Hello! I'm a writer from central New York who has bipolar disorder. Among other topics, I write about mental illness and writing. I have short stories published in Lynx Eye, Lost Coast Review, The Outrider Review, Sliver of Stone Magazine, The Mondegreen, The Linnet's Wings, Cobalt Review, Breath & Shadow, The Round Up, Postscripts to Darkness, Masque & Spectacle, and several other journals. I have essays about mental illness in The Ram Boutique and Amygdala Literary Magazine, and an essay in Parts Unbound: Narratives of Mental Illness & Health, a book that was published by Lime Hawk Literary Arts Collective. In December of 2016, The Mondegreen nominated my story "Santa Lucia" for a Pushcart Prize. I've written a novel entitled Purple Loosestrife and a novel entitled Hoping It Might Be So, both of which I am submitting to agents and publishers. I'm working on a novel called Dark and Bright as well as a book called Violets Are Blue: Essays About My Bipolar Life. I have a B.A. in English from SUNY Buffalo and an M.A. in English from SUNY College at Brockport. I hope you enjoy your visit to my blog!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Writing Challenge

My close friend and critique partner, Michael Canavan, and I have challenged each other to write coming of age stories.  These will be our next stories and we will likely have them critiqued by our writers group, the CNY Creative Writers Cafe.  It's an interesting challenge about an interesting theme.  I've gotten started on my story but so for haven't liked what I've come up with. I need to keep forging ahead!

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  1. I can't wait to see what you two come up with! I'm sure it'll be wonderful =)
    ~Kara Leigh Miller
    www.karaleighmiller.com

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