72 Hours of Insanity
The Writer’s Workout Writer’s Games winners’ anthology:
Volume 10: “To Know Her Inside” I enjoyed researching the New Jersey Barrens and the Jersey Devil for this difficult relationship.
Volume 9: “Descent into the Kitwanga Stepwell” This story was part of my prewrite for my sci-fi novel exploring a future world where those who refuse tech have to create a separate society.
“More Than He Could Chew” Editor, David W. Berner chose this flash fiction story about a girl and her father having a day at the lake for his first volume of Writer Shed Stories: Stories with Lasting Impressions.
“Almost Paradise” The editors at Z Publishing House chose this story for the Washington State Emerging Writers first. When I shared it with friends, a friend found a typo, one I was not surprised went unnoticed, so I was so glad I got a chance to fix it when they selected the story for America’s Emerging Writers. I love this little multi-dimensional swim.
“Deadly Again This Summer” This fantasy was written as an answer to the unexplainable. I worked on it for many years and was so happy that it went out into the world.
Journals (These links are available to read free online, please enjoy)
“My Collection” Five on the Fifth
“When to Report a Co-Worker” The Evening Theatre
“Your New BAM-AG Home” & “McKenzie’s New Boyfriend” Fictional Pairings
“The Wilson’s Old Place” Writing prompt contest winner at Waking Writer
“Repent” Heron Tree July 2022
“The Coin-operated Man” The Gateway Review: A Journal of Magic Realism Spring 2022
“A Review of Wonderment” Auroras & Blossoms
“After the Rain”
“Pollock in the Playhouse”
“Little Bee” was published in the Billy Collins Masterclass anthology.
Photo-Illustrated Picture Books
The idea for these books started when I was taking a photography class and needed a model. I used some stuffed animals and as they interacted, a story grew in my mind. I used this idea to learn about self-publishing and after the second book, I created a structured (with wire) stuffed animal of my own as a duck named Dee Dee and when Dee Dee needed to fly south, I created a turtle who could tuck into her shell.
Each of these books is also a photography challenge in which I explored new techniques which eventually led me to my love of bokeh shape photography.