My Self-Publishing Journey as a Poet

Before the coronavirus pandemic hit in the spring of 2020, I didn’t even know that self-publishing existed. I lived in a world where authors had agents, where traditional publishing was borderline impossible unless you were famous or you had a brilliant, new idea, and where rejection after rejection after rejection was the norm. I don’tContinue reading “My Self-Publishing Journey as a Poet”

3 Life Lessons Learned From Publishing Two Books

One year ago, I published her favorite color was sunshine yellow, my debut poetry book. This was the day I finally fulfilled my dream of becoming an author, years in the making. One day ago, I received an email from my proofreader, letting me know that my debut nonfiction book, Poetic Potential: Sparking Change &Continue reading “3 Life Lessons Learned From Publishing Two Books”

The Story of Poetic Potential

The one piece of writing advice that I have heard repeated over and over again is simple. “Write what you know.” It was usually a dismissive thought because, of course, it’s easy to write about topics you are familiar with. But I never realized how important that simple writing could be until Poetic Potential cameContinue reading “The Story of Poetic Potential”

How I Stopped Being Afraid

Writing has consumed my life for its entirety. I can’t even begin to tell you how many different notebooks I have gone through – a new one for each story idea, of course. I fell in love with world-building and meeting characters that appeared to me out of thin air. At some point, poetry enteredContinue reading “How I Stopped Being Afraid”