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written three novels entitled Purple Loosestrife, Hoping It Might Be So, and Dark and Bright, all of which are as yet unpublished.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

Monday, April 18, 2016

"Seventy Years to the Day"

I have to this point not written about the last short story I wrote, "Seventy Years to the Day". It's about a man named Nathan, the secretary of the Chemistry Department at a college, who's in love with a woman named Tricia, a celebrated chemist who is on the faculty. Nathan also has an obsession with a gull he visits on the Erie Canal in Fairport, New York, where he lives (Fairport is my actual hometown). It's a 1,400 word story--just a short journey into the life of Nathan, but hopefully a journey that will resonate with the reader.

I've submitted it to a few journals for possible publication. I hope it finds a home. I'm fond of the story because it takes place in my hometown, and because I just love Nathan.

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