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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, September 8, 2013

"A Good Boy's Tale"

The September issue of The Round Up Writer's Zine has been released and my story, "A Good Boy's Tale", appears in it! I hope you will take a moment to read and hopefully enjoy this story. It's flash fiction, so it's a quick read.

I very much enjoyed writing this story. It all came to me quickly once I had established the character of Bobby Bouillon in my mind. He poured out onto the page, and with the addition of Kip, a story was born.

Meanwhile, I've made a lot of progress on "The Infant of Prague" and "Santa Lucia". My Catholic obsession! Just yesterday at an antique store in Canandaigua, New York, I bought an antique metal holy water font with a little crucifx on it. I'm so excited about this purchase and it goes well with my crucifix collection. I love Catholic iconography, which should be obvious once I finish and hopefully publish "The Infant of Prague" and "Santa Lucia".

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