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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!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Getting Good News and a Visit Home

The past two weeks have been good to me. I got two stories accepted for publication, and a poem accepted (this will be the first time I've ever had a poem published). The stories, "A Good Priest" and "You Kill Me", are forthcoming respectively in Masque & Spectacle and The Writing Disorder, and the poem, "Dreams of My Lover", will be in The Poeming Pigeon.

Today, I went to my hometown of Fairport, New York. My psychiatrist is there and has Saturday hours, so I make the drive from Syracuse once a month to see her. Then I visit my family. It's an hour and twenty minutes to Fairport from Syracuse, but my psychiatrist is very much worth it, and seeing my family is always wonderful.

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