Frequently Asked Questions

Only head shot photo I could find of myself and I cropped out my husband in order to have a head shot photo

I live in Small Town, Iowa with my husband, two children, eight cats and our pet snake, Cornelius. I enjoy reading, libraries, DIY, coffee, gardening, withdrawing from society and watching really bad movies on purpose.

I graduated from the Studio Arts Company in New York and earned a degree in Creative Writing from Rio Salado College. I’ve been writing stories and creating art ever since.

I consider myself creative but not because it’s stereotypical for depressed people who eat their feelings, nap too much and hoard books to be creative. It’s because I just am. I like to think of myself as a writer who creates art and vice versa.

Here is a list of websites where you can view my work. Then we’ll get to the frequently asked questions section. You can support my work by becoming a patron or passing me around the internet.

Patreon— Handmade — Facebook — Twitter — InstagramMedium

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: When did you start writing?

A: During my teenage years I dabbled with personal journal writing where I wrote about my emo thoughts and feelings. I also included a doodle here and there.

Q: Are you a published writer?

A: Yes, I am a published writer. My stories and articles have been published in over a dozen major publications. I feel publishing sucks or perhaps it’s just not for me. I won’t list any of the publications in fear they might get pissed now that I’ve said that and I’ll have nothing to fall back on in the event I go broke and need to feed my family.

Q: What types of stories do you write?

A: I write personal essays, literary journalism, cultural commentary pieces and really funny shit.

Q: Is it true you’ve had published stories translated into three foreign languages?

A: Yes, but I can’t read them because I’m not fluent in German, Chinese or Arabic.

Q: How are you able to complete so many projects at one time?

A: I’m manic and work best scattered and under pressure.

Q: Where can I view your artwork?

You can view completed pieces on Handmade and/ or follow my documented creating process on Patreon.

Q: How did you and Joe get together?

A: I was super hot and he wanted me, bad. I was enchanted by his desire to read spy novels, wear khaki pants and go to sleep at 8:00 PM every night.

Q: Is there a lot of corn in Iowa?

A: Yes, but there’s also a lot of other things.

Q: Do I HAVE to clean my room?

A: YES

A: AND YES

My writing has been featured in HuffPost, HuffPost Germany, Salon Magazine, Motherwell Magazine, Mamamia Magazine, Mamamia Australia,Thoughts and Ideas, Invisible Illness, Creative Cafe, Artist Daily, Flipboard, Smart News, Scary Mommy Magazine. Member Exclusive Stories, Medium Partner Program and more.

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