Hello all, and happy Tuesday! I hope the world is treating you kindly so far this week. ^_^

downloadIn the course of my Intarwebs Adventures, I have encountered this lil’ #GoodNewsTues hashtag again and again (and yes, usually on Tuesday :P). I have to say, it makes me happy when I see it…and not in a Professor Farnsworth, “Good news everyone!” sort of way. I can always use some good news but yeah, now more than ever, seeing that wonderful things are still happening in people’s worlds is not just helpful, it’s necessary for cultivating a hope and faith.

It made me think…in my authorly endeavors, I will have soooooooo much good news coming down the road. And soon, too…soon enough that I’ve hit the stratosphere in my rocketing squee levels, about to break into space! Maybe it’s cheating to make a #GoodNewsTues post with no concrete details but I can wiggle around that technicality by saying that me having impending good news is…you guessed it…good news! The writing and publishing processes (trust me, they are two different beasties) are often slow, ponderous things until suddenly they go FTL and I’m so excited to note that I’m approaching the latter. Please do stay tuned, and in the next couple of weeks check back for some exciting announcements in my writing journey.

In the meantime, I hope you can find some not just good, but awesome news in your own lives, and that the rest of your Good News Tuesday is just the best. <3




I’m baaaaaaack, and introducing Creative KC!


Hello, all! So, it’s been a weighty, odd sort of summer and I’ve been away from blogging and normalcy in general—nothing like illness and life wackiness and hijinks and transitions and so many stuffs and things to throw a stick in the spoke of one’s routine. That said, I am so thankful to be healing and finding my way back to a new and blessed sort of normal. Since I have a bit more time and energy, and a stockpile of gratitude for all the rad people in my world, I have decided make some of my upcoming posts into something shiny, new and awesome so next week I’ll be beginning (*drum roll please*) a new periodic segment of my blog entitled Creative KC.

Kansas City is known for a lot of things—like meat, for instance. The BBQ here is no joke, people. I’ve traveled all over the ol’ US of A and I’ll be honest, the barbecue in Kansas City and its environs warrants the reputation it holds and is my favorite thus far. The Kansas City greater metro is also in the media more and more as ‘up and coming,’ ‘thriving,’ and a lot of other buzzwords that from what I have seen in my time living here are actually true. The Kansas City metro is a hub of diverse creativity and a thriving center for the arts, and I’m lucky to interact on a regular basis with so many uniquely creative individuals. That said, I will be periodically posting interviews with local writers, artists, jewelry makers, musicians, programmers and makers of so many kinds and highlighting just what an awesome place KC can be.

In personal writing news, I’m ramping back up to being super busy again and letting the words flow, the Muse do her thing, and just sitting down to the typey-thinky hard work. I am thankful to have gotten a lot of love for “Among The Ruins,” my poem that was featured in July’s issue of Asimov’s, and I’m currently working on a sci-fi novella, two new speculative poems, a creepy piece of YA short fiction, and a new long-form fiction project.

I hope you are all well and thriving, and don’t forget to tune in next week when I interview local author Sara Kincaid of Writer Vs. The World for my first ever installment of Creative KC. Take care, ya’ll! <3