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Moon It Up

My new chapbook, Moon Law, is officially out in the world now, thanks to Wild Age Press, and I'm quite happy with how it turned out. What started out as a few lines in my notebook, over a year ago, is now a whole narrative, printed on postcards with illustrations and housed in a box with a ribbon. The beginning-to-end process is fun to watch, especially with chapbooks that embrace artistry and defy the traditional notion of a bound book, and I'm grateful to have found such an innovative press to nurture my first chapbook. It was also a pleasure to be involved in the production of the book, from the first brainstorming session to the final printing. Kelly Thomas, who runs Wild Age Press, made this whole process a memorable experience for me.

Those looking to purchase Moon Law can do so at Wild Age Press. To those who already got a copy, thank you so very much for the support. I've worked long and hard on my writing pursuits and gotten criticism here and there, over the past…

Kid Corner

I had quite a handful of favorite books as a kid, and these are a few of the ones I read and reread. I would like to know yours, also.

The Diary of Anne Frank
There isn't enough I can say about the ways this book shaped a large portion of my life, but it did, so much so that I considered divorcing the husband when he voiced his dislike of the book.There is a maturity and a childishness to Anne Frank that comes across in her words and stories, as well as wit and courage, all of which aided in my decision to start a diary at age ten and to someday be a writer. I don't care who you are, read it. Some things you just need in your life.

The Hobbit - J.R.R Tolkien
Bottom line, Bilbo Baggins was a BAMF. And I was enamored with the ring.For whatever reason, I couldn't get into The Lord of the Rings, but I read The Hobbit a few times before running into it on my school curriculum.

The Tillerman Series - Cynthia Voigt
I know a lot of people who can't read stories unless they can pe…