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A Storyteller's Journey

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30 January
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Traveling, staying home, To Kill a Mockingbird, sitting by a campfire at night in a too-big sweatshirt, Riesling and Cabernet (but not together), Eddie Vedder's sexy growl, Staind lyrics, the way listening to Snow Patrol makes me feel, anything by Led Zeppelin, watching my husband with our daughter, watching my husband do just about anything, that scene in Forrest Gump when Forrest and Jenny meet in D.C. in the middle of the Washington Memorial reflection pool, the last 15 minutes of Field of Dreams when Ray says "You wanna have a catch" (sob), BBQ'd burnt ends, planning things and making lists, crème brulee, telling stories.

Oh, and Jensen "My Eyes Are the Windows to My Soul" Ackles. Good Lord. And, wait! Also superhero shows (like Netflix's Daredevil...YUM). Guilty. Pleasure. I think that's it.


Waking up five minutes before the alarm goes off, assumptions, accomplishing an errand that I forgot to put on my to-do list and thereby preventing the opportunity to cross that errand off said list, having to take my car to get the oil changed.

Favorite Shows:

Supernatural, Timeless, Game of Thrones, Daredevil, basically watching 40 bagillion different, unique series' on Netflix, (seriously, ya'll, Netflix is awesome), and re-runs of Friends (because they still make me laugh). And I was a HUGE Buffy, X-files, Firefly fan-atic. Back in the day.

On any given day, and in no particular order, I am a friend, a sister, a mom, a wife, a lover, a daughter, a survivor, a storyteller.

I have a fascinating eleven-year-old daughter, a frickin' demanding job, and a fantastically inspiring muse. I have been married to an amazing, uber-tolerant, blue-eyed, soccer loving, multi-talented and multi-faceted man for 17 years.

My current eccentricity (there have been many over the years) is writing stories about heroes, survivors, and underdogs. My argument? Anything that sparks imagination cannot be bad for you.

Ambition for writing:

I like reading and writing stories that take you out of your situation for awhile. That's the amazing thing about writing fiction, I think. You give yourself permission to say and do and be things in a story that you might not dream of doing in real life. I simply want to tell a story and make it entertaining for the time that the words are in front of you, and make the characters real enough that you empathize with their situation. If you take anything else away from it, well, that's like...finding 20 bucks in the pocket of a coat you haven't worn since last winter.

I had an original short story, called "Dead Water," published in the Xchlyer Publishing Paranormal Anthology in October 2015.

Thank you for reading and allowing me to indulge in what has become a balance to my tenuous universe. Your feedback is treasured as the gift that it is, because none of us have the time we need to do all the things we want to do.

Slán agus beannacht leat!


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