I hope everyone reading this is doing well! Here in Ohio, everyone is pretty much quarantined until further notice (well, at least the next two weeks). Anyway, it’s been a while since I blogged and I wanted to share a few updates of what I’ve been doing:
Ephemeral Elegies, an online poetry journal I run, is still doing well. We’re currently accepting submissions for our May and June issues. I’ve been really enjoying interacting with and supporting some great emerging poets. Check it out if you have some extra time (and/or submit some of your own work!)
Warm Up Ohio
I also run the local branch of Warm Up America: Warm Up Ohio. Although Spring is bringing warmer weather, I knit and crochet all year long so that I have enough to donate each winter. Since we’re a really small chapter, the focus has been less on squares and more on clothing. Hats and Scarves are simple and fun projects – and they are great donations for the many amazing Homeless Shelters in Greater Cincinnati and beyond.
Surprise! Here is the cover reveal for my first novel Suburban Secrets – coming out later this year! It’s a work of romantic suspense that I began in grad school and finished last year. I’m still in editing mode, but I’m getting really excited about this project and can’t wait to share more with all of you when the details are all finalized.
So, those are my big projects for this Quarantine time. Please, let’s all do our part to stay in and help Flatten the Curve!
What are you doing with your extra quarantine time? Let me know in the comment section!
Thanks for reading,
5 thoughts on “Quarantine Projects – and a Special Announcement!!!”
I like the cover. Take care and be well.
I came across your blog while researching Lindenwood’s MFA course. Congratulations on your MFA, and on your publishing success, too.
Also, your blog is really fun to read and full of insight. Thank you for being so brave and creative!
Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate your kind words 🙂
Well done for getting your work out there – it’s always a huge daunting step getting published, so congratulations for sticking at it and taking the plunge! Hope it works out well for you. 🙂
Did you decide to self-publish it & any words of wisdom you might have for budding writers considering that route?