Who I am

Long story short: I write fiction. I read fiction. I discuss fiction. I’m weird.

I’m an aspiring author living in sunny California with my dog and am working on my MFA in creative writing.

My fiction and poetry are as varied as my reading tastes, but they usually say things that I can’t verbally express (or..um..sometimes I write them just to entertain).

This is my blog: Inky Tavern. It’s all about fiction, my writing journey, and creativity.

Nice to see you!

My Recent Blog Ramblings


Coffee Share: In Which I Discuss Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work For Me

I stopped making resolutions. It became disheartening to finish a year without accomplishing anything I set out to do.

But…I’m trying again this year with a twist. I’ve made doable quarter goals (January – April) with realistic expectations.

Looking back at 2018 and forward to 2019 one quarter at a time.


The Ward

His brother scoffed. “At least it’s alive this time. Do you know how annoying it was to wait—what was it again—a few centuries for it to reincarnate?”

Two guardian angels watch while their wards, destined to be soul mates, finally meet each other.


Short Stories that Moved Me

Some Mathematicians remove pain, some of us deal in negative emotions, but we all fix the equation of a person.

-Leasley Nneka Arimah

Great stories come in all sizes, and these four didn’t disappoint: What it Means When a Man Falls From the Sky, Kin, The Shadow in the Rose Garden, and To Room Nineteen.


Mother Nature in the Concrete Jungle

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com

A little thunder

Shaking the concrete jungle

Doesn’t it feel like we have control of our lives? That we can dictate what goes on in our little worlds. I feel that way sometimes, but nature (thunder storms, tornado, floods, etc) reminds me that I’m not as important as I think I am. That’s what this tanka is about.

Let Me Tell You A Story

Want to read my fiction and poetry?

No problem. There’s plenty of free work for you to enjoy on this blog! I regularly post flash fiction and poetry everyday as well as small snippets of my current works in progress on Wednesdays. Lets get you started with a category below: 

Sneak Peeks

My Upcoming Work

Check out my works in progress

Along with the short, free works shared on this blog, I also work on larger projects. They are a combination of novels, novellas, and comics. Get the details on each one below:

Current Status

Check out the status on all the following projects here.

Drowning in Your Sins

Her happily ever after turned into her personal hell.

Genre: Romance

Type: Web Serial

The Last Templar

When an ancient, holy mission gets personal.

Genre: Urban Fantasy

Type: Comic


She wants to disappear from the world and he wants to exploit it, but both must save it.

Genre: Science fiction

Type: Novel

The Dark Below

A witch, a curse, and a rescue mission.

Genre: Supernatural Fantasy (MG)

Type: Novella

Warrior’s Ruin

An unavoidable destiny.

Genre: Fantasy

Type: Comic