Coming off the Back Burner

It’s hard to know where to begin. It’s hard to get back on track when life, a visa application, an international move, and so many small things have derailed what little normalcy you had.  But all those personal things — they aren’t really what this blog is about.  They have a tendency to push into…

To Surprise Myself Again

I feel pretty guilty that my unplanned hiatus from this blog lasted so long.  I’ve kept up with other things—Facebook, posting relevant articles and lists I’ve found on Twitter, trying to keep up with events in the writing communities I follow—but what began as taking some time off blogging to finish my final assignment for my…

I won a Northern Writers’ Award!

I am honored and amazed to announce that I have won a Northern Writers’ Award! The awards were established in 2000 by New Writing North.  If you are a writer or someone with a strong literary interest living in the northeast of England, you will undoubtedly have heard of NWN.  They work to support writers…