I am a 29 year old female poet from Spencer, West Virginia. I was born and raised here. I got my love for poetry/rhyme from rereading Dr. Seuss books while waiting for siblings at doctor's office as a child.
I have three siblings. Two proud Moms - one biological one step. My loving dad passed away before I started my professional writing career. I had put it off after his passing - but now, I have gotten back into it. I wish he had got to see my books before he died. He didn't. (This is what made me stop persuing my writing career and a published book.)
I just recently published 2 books:
Words Written (poetry book available in different formats on Amazon)
Little Book Of NOT Killing Yourself: TYSKF (here on Smashwords for FREE.)
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
It's an emotional release. I have depression/bipolar disorder and that equals regular emotions times infinity on some days. If I couldn't write, I swear I'd implode or explode. Writing gets those overwhelming emotions out and gives them a place to express themselves. Being able to reflect by reading my work is another huge advantage that any writer/poet has on others. I can look back and see how far I've come or how much I've changed. Everything about writing is a joy - except not being able to write as fast as I think...I lose quality rhymes this way a lot.
What do your fans mean to you?
I have only a small fan base currently, but my fan base will always represent one thing especially: how I affect the world around me. Having a larger fan base will tell me I am reaching people the way I have intended to do. I want to help people by letting them know they are NOT alone and that no matter how bad it seems, it will get better. I want my work to inspire others to love themselves and pay attention to how the ripple effect works in all of our lives. One fan who recommends me or another writer may be the last hope for a someone who checks that author out. That author could change their life. Without the recommendation...their life will change as well. The question is: which way is better for them?
Ten Things Worse Than Rape
on July 29, 2015
There are some things worse than rape, but when you were but a child when that rape happened, there's almost nothing worse. It rewires your brain for the rest of your life.