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Journal Entry #38-Literary Observations has been published!!!!

Good news! Amazon has accepted the Kindle/E-book and paperback versions of Literary Observations, a collection of my short stories and poems, and it is now available on their site. It also means that I’m an author of my own self-published book, which is a wonderful feeling–especially right before Christmas. Here is a link to LiteraryContinue reading “Journal Entry #38-Literary Observations has been published!!!!”

Journal Entry #37-Waiting for Publication Results

In around 48 hours from now, I’m hoping to hear the results of having the manuscript for my collection of short stories and poems reviewed by Amazon. Hopefully, everything will look good, and it will get published without any issues in a paperback edition (the open-field poetry nature of many of my poems made formattingContinue reading “Journal Entry #37-Waiting for Publication Results”

Journal Entry #36–Self-Publication Preparations

One of my biggest dreams is to make a career as a full-time writer, and so recently I’ve pulled together a collection of my short stories and poems to self-publish through Amazon. At long last, I believe that my manuscript has been properly formatted, with a table of contents and all the pieces I’d likeContinue reading “Journal Entry #36–Self-Publication Preparations”

Journal Entry #21–Creative Gems Collaboration Released!

A project four months in the making is now available, Creative Gems. My friend Andrea, a brilliant children’s book illustrator, challenged writers to match poems and short stories with her artwork for this collaboration, and every step of the process was exciting to see happen. I was among the more than 20 writers to submitContinue reading “Journal Entry #21–Creative Gems Collaboration Released!”

Creative Gems Volume 1 is out now! — Andrea, Children’s Book Illustrator

About 4 months ago, I posted a silly idea of making a book together. I asked people to write a short story or poem based on any of the drawings on my website. It quickly became clear that more than just a few were interested. More than 20 authors have submitted their story and I […]Continue reading “Creative Gems Volume 1 is out now! — Andrea, Children’s Book Illustrator”