I am from New York. I am an introvert, however I like to challenge myself (and go outside of my comfort zone). I have been writing for several years. I mainly write poetry, but have also written short works of fiction. I am a (non-practicing) licensed Funeral Director, and currently a teacher in a NYC public school. I grew up in a big family, and moved a lot during my younger years. I now have my own family, and love spending time with them.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are essential in (hopefully) providing positive & constructive criticism. Fans are what inspire a writer to push him/or herself. I hope to be honest in my writing, and maybe connect with the reader or fan (via a similar experience or idea). Without an audience it is pointless to write-there has to be a purpose. Whether i aim to entertain through a short work of fiction, or share a glimpse into a moment in my life when i felt strongly about something (through poetry), it is always important for me to be honest with myself, and the fan.
What are you working on next?
I just finished a collection of short stories entitled Don't Take My Sunshine Away. It is now available at Smashwords. I am currently working on my next book of poetry, and a modern mythology based novelette (or novella).
In this short story, Yessie was raised by her grandmother after her parents died in a plane crash.
Although she was raised in a loving environment, she felt that something was missing and consequently lost her way.
This collection consists of thirty poems that relate the notion of love, loss, and hopelessness. The verses contained herein presents the struggle to find ourselves after a moment of despair threatens to engulf us
This is a collection of five short stories. The first story illustrates the struggle of a young girl living in the dark, the second story depicts a young girl’s experience of trying to make sense of both life and death, the third story is about self-realization, the fourth story denotes a young funeral director, and the fifth story is about finding love even though it may seem too late.
These thirty-nine poems have been written over the course of several years, and reflect a variety of ideas and emotions about life. Sometimes life seems surreal or dream-like, as we journey through the unknown.
These poems have been written over the course of this year, and reflect an admiration and love of New Orleans. This is a collection of thirty poems that highlight some of the places that the author has been to pre and post Katrina. These poems reflect the people, places, or things as they pertain to the history, and culture of NOLA.
This is a collection of 81 poems. Some of the poems reflect emotions as they pertain to being a woman, feeling judged, abused, inadequate, but also powerful after confronting inner demons; goddess imagery; nature.
This is a second edition. It includes an additional ten poems (additional mermaid based poems have been added). This is a collection of 88 free verse poems. The format for this book is comprised in the following 5 parts: mermaid poems, love and love lost, nature and myth, poems about life, poems about death and darkness.