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

General

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 accomplishing nothing I set out to do.

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

Fiction

This Is Enough

Outside the wind screamed and rain pelted the roof as if upset we could find joy—delicious joy—in a time meant to break us. A time we’re supposed to want more.

A flash fictional piece about a young couple finding the strength to love during hard times.

Review

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.

Poetry

My Protector

But here, in your arms, 

Surrounded by your warmth, I

Feel only your love. Only you.

A tanka about the protective powers of love.

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

Retaliation

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