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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written three novels entitled Purple Loosestrife, Hoping It Might Be So, and Dark and Bright, all of which are as yet unpublished.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, July 1, 2014

Happy July!

It's July 1st and it's brought a heat wave to central New York. The humidity is oppressive which is what's making it so hard to handle, at least for those of us without central air conditioning. I have a pool, however, and I like having the windows open. We have fans around the house as well.

My cats are very hot. William, my black cat, likes to put his head under pieces of furniture when it's really hot.

It's kind of hard to concentrate on writing when the weather is like this, though I do find that I get things done. Everything just seems to be slowed down. Even reading in this weather seems to take me longer than usual. But it's summer, and this is the kind of summer we get here in central New York. Happy July!

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