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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!

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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