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.
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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.