Where Did Poetic Potential Go?

Maybe you’ve been looking for it in my Etsy shop, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or your local indie shop. You’re probably confused why you can’t find her! TLDR: Poetic Potential: Sparking Change & Empowerment Through Poetry is unavailable for purchase currently but for good reason! There are plans and ideas in place that are going toContinue reading “Where Did Poetic Potential Go?”

A Note from the Author

Dear readers, I am eternally grateful for all of the support you have shown me over the last year and a half. First, it was my poetry Instagram and debut collection of love poems, Her Favorite Color Was Sunshine Yellow. Then it was my passion project – my nonfiction debut through New Degree Press, PoeticContinue reading “A Note from the Author”

Teaching Kids to Embrace Poetry

I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-am. Recognize this rhyme? You can find it in Dr. Seuss’s classic Green Eggs and Ham, bound in colorful picture books like the rest of his work. But did you know you can classify the children’s book as poetry? The rhyme scheme,Continue reading “Teaching Kids to Embrace Poetry”

Yes, I Have a Favorite Chapter in My Book

Poetic Potential was one of the biggest passion projects I have ever undertaken. There was something about the mix of science and anecdotes, fact and opinion, that made this book so meaningful to me. Through three sections of healing, empowerment, and activism, I wove my own stories together with others’ and found solace in differentContinue reading “Yes, I Have a Favorite Chapter in My Book”

Escaping Reality: Thoughts on Poetry & Mental Health

I first started writing poetry to express my emotions about a relationship, my tongue tying in knots every time those words were to be said out loud. This was a trend for many years (and still is!), but once I hit college, I began to branch out more, especially after the release of my firstContinue reading “Escaping Reality: Thoughts on Poetry & Mental Health”

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”