August 22, 2016

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(from Sketches: An Ekphrasic Journey)

A Note From The Author 

When my sister suddenly died in late May of 2004, I was the one who cleaned out her apartment and decided what to keep, throw away, or donate.  Her drawings were one of the main items I kept. I tucked them awa...

March 24, 2016

A Valley Stream woman who has self-published two books of poetry is putting the final touches on her third work, which she based on a series of unfinished drawings by her late sister.

“My sister had all of these sketches, and some of them are, like, half done,” explai...

February 1, 2016

Author Spot-Light Questions:

What was your life like before becoming an Author?

Before I decided to self-publish, I was (and still am) immersed in studying my craft.  I attended writer’s conferences, critique groups, writing workshops, and spent long hours writing and...

July 21, 2015

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As a poet, it is only natural to experiment with different poetry forms. By doing so, it gives you the freedom to discover what words can really reveal about your feelings and what you are trying to convey. The last poetry forms that I had a chance to work with were th...

July 2, 2015

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I took the Crafting an Effective Writer: Tools of the Trade on Coursera this past Spring.  The five-week course covered a basic review of sentence and paragraph structures as well as present and past tense. 

There were several writing assignment that I had to compl...

February 10, 2015


When I first opened an account on Goodreads back in 2011, I started as a reader. I wanted to catalogue all the books that I had read and plan on reading. I had an account on Shelfari but I wanted more activity and connections with other readers (It seems ever...

November 1, 2014

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It was an honor to share the mic with some wonderful poets and writers who were featured in edition #4 of the Newtown Literary Journal.  We all gathered at Odradek's Coffee House for a special fundraiser event on October 30, 2014 hosted by Aida Zilelian (Boundless Tale...

July 28, 2014

Over the weekend, I participated in Ask the Author on Goodreads. Ask the Author is a new tool that helps connect readers with authors and also, authors with authors. The readers or fellow authors can ask an author questions related to their books or any general writing...

March 8, 2014

Whenever I have a pen between my fingers scribbling my thoughts on a piece of paper or my hands are dancing out a scene on my keyboard--my body feels energized. The empty spaces are filled up. Writing is very therapeutic to me.

Some people need a pill, a drink, or some...

September 21, 2012

Lately, I 've been a little sluggish in the Artist part of me, even though I just finished editing a new poetry book (I'm solely the editor in this venture). Not to say being an editor is not creative because you are very much the helper in bringing the work alive. But...

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