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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 a poem in The Poeming Pigeon, 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. My story "Santa Lucia" was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. I've written three novels entitled Purple Loosestrife, Hoping It Might Be So, and Dark and Bright, all of which are as yet unpublished. I'm working on a memoir about my experiences with bipolar disorder. 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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