What a way to start 2021! I’m overjoyed to announce that FlowerSong Press has decided to publish my second collection of poems, Our Bones Ache Together.
I recently had the pleasure of talking with UVU’s College of Humanities and Social Sciences about my writing career and upcoming book, and offered some words of encouragement for anyone pursuing an English degree.
This poem was written earlier this summer when I visited Mystic Hot Springs in Utah. I saw a nest of birds high up on the roof a house. Now, this was no ordinary house; it was severely water damaged, located just feet away from the hot springs. An entire chunk of the foundation was missing,Continue reading “New Poem Up at Trouvaille Review! “Birdwatching at Mystic Hot Springs””
Go, go, go! Reserve your copy of A Statistical Study of Randomness now, shipping in March, 2021. Why pre-order? You’ll help my publisher gauge interest and determine the initial print run for the book. The more pre-orders, the bigger chance my book has of making it to bookshelves around the world. Thanks for your support!Continue reading “Book Pre-Orders Live Now”
I’m excited to announce the publication of my first collection of poems, A Statistical Study of Randomness, by Finishing Line Press! Pre-sales: November 23 – January 22 Release: March 19 You’ll be able to purchase pre-sale copies from Finishing Line Press. Once the book is released in March, you’ll also be able to purchase fromContinue reading “Book Announcement!”
The last several days have been incredibly difficult for many people across the U.S. The murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, is, unfortunately, a reminder of the everyday systemic racism our country was built on and still thrives on to this day.
Traditional presses typically cover all the costs of publication (editing, design, marketing, printing, etc.). Vanity presses require the author to cover all or most of the publication costs.
Looking for more good poetry to read? Start with these! There’s so much amazing work out there it’s hard to narrow down a list to ten poems, but these are the ten that I feel made the biggest impact on me this month. To read the full poems from Poetry in the Time of Coronavirus,Continue reading “Top 10 Poems I Read in May”
I’ve been asked several times how I manage to get my poems published. Obviously, there’s no one set path to publication, but here’s my favorite tool: Submittable What is Submittable? Submittable.com is my number one publishing resource. It’s a beautiful, magical place every writer interested in publication needs to be using. Okay, but really, SubmittableContinue reading “All About Submittable”
As much as I’d love for my blog to be your go-to writing resource, it benefits us all to have several resources. You should learn from as many writers and resources as you can. These are some of my top resources that have helped me out over the years: Trish Hopkinson Trish Hopkinson is aContinue reading “3 Cool Resources For Writers”