A Writer’s Prologue…

IMAG0066As a writer, my words come into reality once they hit the paper. Before that moment, they are constantly whirling inside my mind like snow inside a water globe—real and existent, but floating and falling until I stir them up with my pen in my hand.

I’ve been told many times that I have an easy-to-follow, conversational style to my writing. I can agree with that analysis, since I see what I am doing with words more as a one-on-one dialogue between me and a friend, for a moment or for a lifetime.

There are some critics who have been displeased with my writing style, declaring it too informal and seemingly untrained. I just interpret that to mean it’s not all fluffy, frou-frou, and pretentious. And that’s good…because neither am I.

I’ve been writing ever since I could. And reading. I’ve had an ongoing love affair with the public library since before I knew I could…that place saved my life on more than one occasion.

Through books, music, poetry, movies, newspapers, magazines, photography and typography, I have come to terms with just how incredibly powerful words can be. Much more than sticks and stones…

I am a writer. I write poetry, lyrics, short stories and essays…and I’m working on my first book. I also write for others, doing freelance commercial work to support my creative writing habits, my need for good coffee and tea, and to help pay the bills.

Occasionally you might find me behind the lens of my hand-me-down digital camera as I try to capture the essence of a scenic view or an architecturally stunning structure. I am also obsessed with home décor, flea market finds, and certain antique typewriters. My creative inspirations come from life, love, and the beauty of what surrounds me.

Through the power of words, I have been able to move through much pain and hurt, coming into my own as the strong, happy and resolute woman that I am today. I have finally found real, authentic love—within myself, with my husband, and with the others that form my own imaginary drum circle.

Framing a moment within the lines of a font or the pixels of an image empowers all of us to share in that moment, in that dialogue, and in that memory every time we choose—now and forever.

United in conversation, these words and images are much more powerful…and so are we.

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