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written three novels entitled Purple Loosestrife, Hoping It Might Be So, and Dark and Bright, all of which are as yet unpublished.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.
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What more can I say about Robin Williams's death that hasn't already been said? It saddens me greatly not just that he's gone, but that he was depressed and took his own life. Please, whether you have a mental illness or not, if you think you can't live your life any longer, seek help. Call the number of the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255. You and your friends and family can also visit the National Suicide Prevention website to learn more about suicide and how to prevent it.