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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written three novels entitled Purple Loosestrife, Hoping It Might Be So, and Dark and Bright, all of which are as yet unpublished.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!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

My Latest River Ram Press Article

My latest River Ram Press article has been posted on the River Ram Press Blog. It's about creating characters with mental illness from the perspective of someone (me) with bipolar disorder. Please do read it and comment freely. I'd love to get the responses of writers and non-writers alike.

Writing about characters with mental illness is something I do often and is near and dear to my heart. I love all my characters, even the ones who misbehave or act downright heinously, but I have a special place inside for my characters with mental illness because I know how they feel and I understand the struggles they go through.

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