Unfound

I created this site in 2015 with the intention of posting regularly to it. I did, for about a year. It was a tumultuous time for me personally. I only had enough energy to survive. I ran on autopilot. The years bled. I busied myself with the minutiae of life.

 

Writing has always been like breathing for me. An autonomic response. It has also served as a bone setter when I’m shattered. I continued to write and heal, buried in the sediment, a wholly unfound thing.

 

My mind wanders often to all the myriad things lying unfound. Relics and ruins. Pieces of terror and beauty scattered and hidden. Some eternally. I can’t help but feel a kinship with them.

 

Slowly, I came back to life. Watching my children grow, reveling in the light they bring to the darkness. Adopting a dog named Arya, half German Shepherd, half Husky, all brat. Caring for my mother, whose unconditional love has carried me through. I met and married my true love just as Covid was spreading its tendrils across the sea. I live in a strange state of dissonance, knowing some of my happiest, most joyous moments have come during some of the darkest times in human history.

 

Along the way, I have been lucky enough to participate in some amazing projects; Trusted with poetry pieces for the The Rejected, a comic series written by Stan Konopka. A short story called Red Woman for the all women’s horror anthology Café Macabre compiled by Leah Lederman, as well as one called Awake for Blackhawk vol. 2 with one of my favorite authors David Brown and various other authors. I wrote my first 8 page comic Under the Root for the comic anthology Get in the Game compiled by Pat Kawula. I’ve become a regular participant in the Ladies of Horror monthly picture prompt writing challenges. These are things I am immensely proud to be a part of, have helped me grow as a writer, and am thrilled to share with you now.

 

There are several projects coming in 2021, including a novel I wrote with my husband, two more anthologies, a comic, and an anthology of my own in early stages. I’ve revamped my site to include links to my Ladies of Horror archive, a storefront where you can purchase most of the books mentioned above, as well as other goodies. I’m also still writing poetry. The ultimate catharsis.

 

There is a part of me that will always remain unfound, but I am far overdue for an unearthing. 6 years of life has passed between us, and I hope you can pick up where we left off. I am humbled by your readership, your love, and patience. Watch this space!


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