Poem Accepted: Prince Anthology!

Hi everyone!

I am so excited to announce that my poem “Purple Lullaby” will be included in the Yellow Chair Review‘s Prince anthology: I Only Wanted One Time To See You Laughing.  Wahoo, I am thrilled.  It should be out (in print) by the end of the month.  I will post more details when it comes out very, very soon!

Can’t wait!  Any other Prince fan out there!



National Poetry Month

Happy National Poetry Month!  Many poets are writing 30 poems in 30 days to celebrate the month.  I’ve decided to join in on the fun.  I will be participating in two contests for the month.  The first is for Local Gem Press‘ NaPoWriMo Chapbook Contest.  For this contest, poets select a theme for the month for which to write a chapbook for submission.  My theme is Medusa and Perseus.  Yes, the gorgon and the hero–or not, you will have to see in my own version of this tale. The second is for Yellow Chair Review.  Check out both!

I will attempt to post each day, however, it may not be a poem a day.  For a Medusa project, I will post some of the work, but not too much, as it is for a chapbook competition.

Enjoy! And, please, if you are participating in a 30 day challenge, please let me know by dropping me a line!


#NaPoWriMo #localgempress #yellowchairreview


Happy 2016 – A look back; A look forward

Happy New Year, Everyone!

First of all, I want to thank you so much for being a part of my blog and supporting my work.  I am humbled to have my blog supporters.  Your support encourages me. It means a lot to me.  Thank you so much!

I also want to extend a great big thanks to all the editors and journals that I have worked with over the past year (and into 2016, as well!).   I have had 23 acceptances this year.  17 of which were published in 2015; 6 will be published in 2016.

If you have a moment, please check out these great editors and their journals.

Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of your year.  I hope to share more writing with everyone in 2016!
Creative Nonfiction:
“The Important Things” – Alaska Women Speak – Winter 2015 issue

How to Eat a Bagel – 50-word Stories – Sept 15, 2015

“Femininity” – Cirque – Summer 2015
“Sitting in the Bathroom” – Yellow Chair Review – July 2015
“A Happy Poem” – Eunoia Review – August 2015
“Willow Rebuilds” “Spectators” “Fire Angels” – Alaska Women Speak– Fall 2015
“Dark Clouds Descend Low” – Three Line Poetry – Issue 33 – Sept 2015
“Da!” – Peeking Cat Poetry – 8th issue – Oct 2015
“Three times my baby’s stroller passes by” – Eunoia Review – Oct 2015
“Babushka’s Samovar”, “If I May Speak”, and “High Tea and Fancy Things” – Alaska Women Speak – Winter 2015 Issue
“Joanna’s Child” – Cirque – Winter Solstice issue 2015.
“Away with the Bitterness!” – Peeking Cat Poetry – 9th Issue – Dec 2015
“Away with the Bitterness!” – Alaska Shorts (49 Writers blog) – December 22, 2015
“The Reflex”, “The Drop Off”, and “Crossed Eyes” – Eskimo Pie – Feb 2016
“The Fragments You Carry”, “The Fireweed Dies”, and “Crabapples” – 13 Chairs – Spring 2016