I’m a stay at home mom, wrangling my toddler by day and following my writing passion by night- or whenever I can squeeze in a few moments.
I love long walks, tea, cats, and house plants.
I like a good love story but it isn’t necessary to hold my interest. Cultural influence or disability representation catch my attention.
I enjoy reading a variety and it’s hard to narrow down any favorites.
Erotica or frequent intercourse
Death or trauma to young children
An adopted teen, Lyssa, visits her biological grandma and cousin, Rose, every summer. This year, the girls have tickets to camp at the Midsummer Moon Festival in the mountains of Washington. Lyssa has written a letter that she secretly plans to give to her biological mom, who she’s never met. Unbeknownst to her, Rose sets up a double date, where Lyssa meets Jake. He is closed off, moody, and hiding secrets of his own. Certainly not someone she wants to be involved with but Rose has other plans. Plans that involve them all going to the festival together where they try to keep their secrets hidden.
Sometimes I joke that the honeybee is my spirit animal. The soft, quiet buzz as it floats from flower to flower, aimlessly going about its business to collect pollen. A creature of nature, tiny and unnoticeable, fading into existence.
While these characteristics easily describe myself-quiet, petite, and subdued- there is a deeper meaning. To my Grandma Pearl, I’m her honeybee. A nickname she gave to me when I was a baby, unaware of how significant the role it would play in my life. After all, it was only a name.
Growing up, I didn’t get to see Grandma Pearl but one time a year. A decision my parents made at my birth, knowing how important it is to keep an ongoing relationship with my biological relatives. If we lived closer, not 12 hours away, we would be able to visit more often.
I’d like to think that distance doesn’t hinder the relationship with my biological family.
Looking from the outside, you can’t tell that I’m adopted. My parents and I have the same skin color and even similar features.
Here are some best practices for reaching out to a potential CP:
- Include the link to your own CP Match profile! You can find it on your Dashboard. Don't have one yet? What are you waiting for? Anyone with a WriteOnCon.org account can make one!
- Introduce yourself a little, and say what appealed to you about their listing.
- Respect what's listed here in their profile. They took the time to fill it out, and they've included this information for a reason. Don't send a message about a book they specifically say is a Hard No, for example.
- Offer to swap a small sample of your works, so you can see if you're really compatible. First chapters are a good starting place.
- If one party no longer wants to continue the interaction, it's nobody's fault. Sometimes finding the right CP takes time.
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