There is a certain beauty in suffering. For even when circumstances are tragic, there is a fragile filament of humanity that connects us to the victim, and even to the monster. They cannot be separated because it is the human condition to either spring forward from the challenges that shape our lives, or to wrap… Continue reading


I moved from California to Georgia three years ago to focus on writing full-time (well, that and other reasons). The life of a dedicated high school English teacher, and a full-time wife and mother, simply wasn't conducive to achieving my writing goals, so I thought. However, in the time that I have lived this dream… Continue reading Distractions