Bio

Bios are difficult to write. Particularly if you are a writer. Especially if you are writing your own. And trust me, looking at other people’s bios for inspiration is anything but inspiring. I don’t have a long string of letters behind my name and I’ve yet to garner any awards, but those things aren’t what make you a writer. And besides, I’m actually kind of cool…

I’ve been writing since forever. The first thing I remember writing was a woefully inappropriate love letter to a boy named Trevor when I was six. My mother promptly confiscated it and sent me off to school. But I mean, what can I say? I was a first-grader who loved love.  My writing got better (and more age appropriate), and I actually started winning writing contests; one in junior high for my Martin Luther King Jr. essay, and one in high school for a poem I wrote.  I’ll spare you…You’re welcome.

There have been many writings since; some great, some not so great, and some woefully inappropriate. (I know–I’m incorrigible). Some of those writings have been published in The Dallas Weekly, The Dallas Morning News, Rolling out Magazine, Eclipse Magazine, and that one brush with greatness when I pitched an article to Essence, but they sold and reorganized before I could get a contract. Such is life…

I have written two books, a book of poetry (which probably won’t see the light of day again), several short stories (some of which I will post on this site), and I am working on the sequels to both novels. Wish me luck, because Scrivener and I have an ongoing beef that’s probably going to result in us going our separate ways, and oh, how the 8 parts of speech reuse to let me be great!

Nevertheless- I will persevere because I believe there is power in our stories. Our stories will save us. Our stories will heal us. And that’s my life’s mission: to tell stories. This site is where you can find out which story I’m presently telling. You can decide for yourself if they’re appropriate (or woefully not)…