Quit reading

The other day on Facebook, I noticed another writer post something along the lines that they were done reading for the year; now was the time to write. A few years ago, I worked through Julia Cameron’s The Artist’s Way, a 12 week program to getting connected again with your artist self. It was extremely helpful to… More Quit reading

Writing Happies

New poem up at Cider Press Review here. ~ My full-length collection, Swallow, was most recently a finalist for the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry First Book Award. Finalist means it got into the hands of the judges, which means it was actually close to winning. Endgame is always get that book into the hands of the judges. So… More Writing Happies


Someone asked me a while back to write something about the Sewanee Writers’ Conference I attended in July of this year. It’s been hard for me to put into words a response to that, but I might have one now. Every morning, I walked half a mile to the inn to eat breakfast with writers (fiction and… More Post-Sewanee

Where I’ll Be: Mid-South Book Fest Reading Tent & Student Writer Workshop

Come check out me and any of the other fabulous writers who will be reading at the Reading Tent set up on Cooper Ave. for the Mid-South Book Festival. 9:30am – Elaine Scudder-Walters 10:00am – Lonette Robertson 10:25am – Betsy Phillips 10:50am – Harrison Scott Key 11:15am – Sandy Longhorn 11:40am- Eric McQuade 12:05pm – Courtney… More Where I’ll Be: Mid-South Book Fest Reading Tent & Student Writer Workshop