Bibliography

Writer’s Write

“Five Tips to Increase Your Productivity As A Writer.” Web blog post. Writer’s Write. Web. 25 May 2018.

Medium.com

Me…on Medium.  If you like what you read, give me a round of applause.  You’ll see what I mean when you get there. ?

The Write Practice

“Focus on Writing.” Web blog post.  The Write Practice. Web. 31 July 2018.

Curating Alexandria

“Morbid Curiosity.” Exhuming Alexandria: Modern Myths to Tell in the Dark, October 2018. Kayden and Elise go searching for the morgue on the abandoned grounds of a mental hospital for Black people. What they find when they get there is more than they were looking for.

Mercurial Stories

“The Kindness of Trees.” Mercurial Stories, vol. 1, no. 33, Nov. 2018, p. 7

“Trapped.” Mercurial Stories, vol. 1, no. 34, Nov. 2018, p. 18

Excerpts from my work

Stop saying “I want to be a writer.” If you write every day, you are a writer. Having an agent and being published aren’t what make you a writer. You’re a writer because you write.

Writers. We don’t choose the calling, it chooses us. We process our world with words. We are people watchers. We find wonder in ordinary, every day things and turn them into stories. We create entire worlds with our minds.

The tranquility of the water is at war with the hustle and bustle of locals and tourists enjoying downtown Annapolis. I fix my eyes on the horizon. The surrounding noises dampen and fade. Just beyond the harbor’s inlet a fog sets in. I squint my eyes at the unusual sight. I sit up. Try to get a better look. A huge wooden ship pierces the fog. The stench of it reaches the pier before the ship does. I gag. My eyes search the crowd to see if anyone else notices the smell. The crowd… vanished.