I creative writing at the university level. I am the author of five poetry chapbooks, the novel “Post-High School Reality Quest” (2017), and the forthcoming poetry collection “Drowning in the Floating World” (2020). I run the Magfest MAGES Library blog, which posts accessible academic articles about video games (https://super.magfest.org/mages-blog).
I write mostly YA contemp, but also have some speculative projects. Hobbies include woodworking, playing chess, taking care of plants, zumba, playing video games (Fire Emblem Three Houses atm) and doodling.
Compelling characters, strong voice, complex dynamics and new things I haven’t seen before. Good humor, and things that make me think.
Excessive violence/sexual content that isn’t purposeful. Cliches.
An ocd chess player has to come to terms with the uncertainty of her fathers chronic illness
I also have a novel that’s been revised way more times than I want to admit, and I worked with an agent editing for a year. It hasn’t quite found its home yet, so I’d love some feedback to get a sense as to what I might be able to do to improve it.
Have some other YA WIPs so if it works out, I’d love to work with you on more projects!
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- 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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