I was told don’t wait to heal. Write to heal. I have been writing ever since. What a gift my now deceased father in law gave me. I believe he too knew the extend I would search to practice this. So here I am. An author, writer, poet, novelist and journalist, I play to be. Published now seven times with this book “Tush.” Never would I imagine I could accomplish this and benefit so much from my pen. Clearly, like many I have had such agonizing ways to which I met myself and questionable ways to which my patience let me find myself.

To the new writer I say this. Don’t do it if it’s forced, only if you truly love it. Write everyday. Write emotions and places in never before found, and with colours only you have seen. Write from the heart and think nothing of editing. Write knowing there is no perfection and write for others as much as yourself. Write while learning something new about yourself in every sentence. Write because you have to. If any of these feel safe and familiar, you are and love to write. Me too.

I’ll repeat this; when I write, I search for the romantic part of me and mix it with the down to earth girl walking that pavement every day. I have only just begun.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes it was about a turtle and a pelican. Don't remember what happened but I was thrilled to show my mom. Wish I had a copy of that now. Oh, and the name was friends and water wings LOL
What is your writing process?
I certainly cannot force a content to write about. Despite the dry spells prompts come to me suddenly and quickly. I do not map out my chapters and instead just sit down and write as if I was talking to you directly
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Where to buy in print


My life as a white, female drug dealer.
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You set the price! Words: 20,160. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2014. Categories: Poetry » Female authors, Poetry » Female authors
“TUSH" is a poetry book of 144 mixed, scrambled, tossed, rolled, unorganized pages without numbers. And transforming myself from Author to reader by my own hand. It is my 7th book and strangely 2 more editing now. My entire love for writing is encompassed by a bleeding need to express my imagination, continually. Author or any title, everyone has a story. Mine is found in these pages.
My Life As A White, Female Drug Dealer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,410. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
#A story of hope. 'Sky' our character welcomes us in her journey through the gates of insanity. Insanity because Sky is in fact a dealer and addict. She got out alive. However what she endured to feed her habit strikes worse than insanity, repeatedly. A life of hope and faith can exist. We all have a story, we do not however rarely learn who we may touch by sharing a piece of ourselves.
More Unnecessary Poetry
Series: poetry so unnecessary, second edition. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,990. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2012. Categories: Poetry » Female authors
(5.00 from 1 review)
A collection of another 30 poems from my mind’s imagination. Ranging from life to death, joy to pain, ridiculous to emotional. Each inspired from a moment of how life has been, how it is, and how it could be. moreunnecessarypoetry is a direct extension and continuation from book one. Hopefully continuing to touch a reader’s imagination, as nothing has done thus far.
Unnecessary Poetry
Series: poetry so unnecessary, first edition. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,420. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2012. Categories: Poetry » Female authors, Poetry » Canadian Poetry
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
30 collections of moments from my mind's world. As a child my favourite play time was to imagine. My imagination took me places no one else knew about, places that were fairy tales and places I actually created. They were always places of fun. As a woman at 45 I still thrive on my imagination to work the same way. I hope this touches your imagination in a way maybe it has not been.

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Smashwords book reviews by Kimberly

  • Holiday Romance Short Stories on Feb. 15, 2012
    (no rating)
    Thank You!
  • Holiday Romance Short Stories on Feb. 15, 2012

    I really enjoyed this and it was the nicest gift one could receive. Thumbs up!
  • In Melancholia on Feb. 16, 2012

    Vincent takes his readers where other writers cannot. Truth and Honesty will forever be in my mind after reading this talented writers work. It is a collection of words I am already reading again, as I feel something new every time. Vincent, thank you for sharing your magic with us.
  • The 10-Minute PR Checklist - Earn the Publicity You Deserve on March 28, 2012

    Thank you for such a well written, easy to comprehend book. I learned a great deal and am on my way to reading it again. Best wishes and thank you
  • "The Quiet" on April 18, 2012

    This is without doubt an author who pours out emotion and has the talent to put it on in words that grab you and won't let go. I look forward to my next adventure of his vast collection of work.
  • 119 Witty Quotes From A to Z on May 06, 2012

    Really enjoyed these quotes! Thank you.
  • Smashwords Style Guide on May 06, 2012

    What hasn't been said? Oh how this book helped me, thank yo enormously-now onto the next :)
  • The Quickie (Sexy and Short Erotica Story) on May 06, 2012

    Beautiful writing and really fantastic content, thoroughly enjoyed this, thank you
  • Memoir of the Redeemed on May 06, 2012

    Truly inspirational and critical write. Done so very well. I really enjoyed your words, and being reminded of hope is the gift you share. Thank you
  • Words From Within on March 23, 2014

    I am not sure how Mark pulls at my heart strings all the while creating the part of me I did not know was there. A call to importance and thrust of dignity, his humility and softness kept me wanting more. Certainly one great author and can’t wait to see what is next. This book should be enjoyed and felt by everyone. Thank you for the experience Mark!