Today I launch my blog!
Eons ago, when I was a teenager and wrote my first poem, it felt amazing to let out my thoughts and feelings; to make visible what was once invisible. To experience for the first time the glory of making art.
Later, as an adult, I wrote stories and more poems, filled journals and went to writing conferences and classes. Over time, writing has given my life more focus. What's clear is my days are made rich because of words: writing them on the page as well as reading them in books.
From the moment I learned to read, books have given me the chance to be an adventurer. They've allowed me to explore the lives of others and foriegn landscapes. They're a chance to learn stuff, about others and myself. About what matters.
This week, an advance reader copy of my first novel, SHATTERED, will become available for review by booksellers. My publisher, WestSide Books, will have it on display at their booth at Book Expo America in New York City. This is my last chance to make final edits before publication of the hardbound edition this fall.
In this blog I'll be writing about the journey from writer to published author and beyond. I don't know what I'm in for. Let's find out together!