In my early twenties, a friend of a friend needed volunteers to take a personality test for her psychology class. I answered questions sitting on our mutual friend’s couch, and some weeks later the acquaintance handed over her analysis of my answers. The only personality trait I remember was the one I didn’t see within […]
The weather roller coaster has yet to stop. No matter. The official first day of Spring brings with it a buzzing energy. After months of keeping my head in work, I’m getting out to immerse myself in poetry (and short fiction) at Press 53’s High Road Festival in Winston-Salem March 23-24. Then on March 30, I was selected to participate in the Creative Capital Career Development Workshop for Writers hosted by the North Carolina Writers’ Network. The events are perfectly aligned for my next book project starting April 1. Spring has sprung in my tiny universe, regardless of the weather.
Listen to my first interview!
In November 2018 I served as writer-in-residence for NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green’s SistaWRITE retreat in Ocracoke, NC. Peter Vankevich of WOVV 90.1 Ocracoke Community Radio, interviewed Jaki on her appointment as NC Poet Laureate, and then I talked about my journey as a writer, and my writer-in-residence experience. Listen now!
BornWilder is not simply the name of a website. It was chosen in homage to my struggle in establishing identity during my late twenties. Woman, (single) mother, and writer. Often times the most significant decisions we make are ones that go unnoticed by others. Read the story here.
Instead of a new year’s resolution, my husband and I chose a motto for 2019. Yes, we want to tighten up the diet and solidify an exercise routine, but we’re striving for more. And that “more” isn’t simply more reps, more water, more sleep. We want to expand how we think about caring for our […]
A few years ago, an ER doctor asked me if my mother was DNR. Mom was in cardiac arrest. The doctor and I stood in the hallway, just outside of Mom’s room. I answered with Mom’s wishes: Yes. (She had spent the previous eight months battling squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsils.) The doctor confirmed […]