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I've been published!

Updated: May 1, 2020

I am really excited to tell you about “Killing Ty”, my first legit published story in Yellow Arrow Journal’s latest issue, Resilience. It’s a story that means so much to me, not just because it forced me to come clean about the identity crisis I’ve been mired in my whole life, but because it answered the question “Am I a writer?”.  

I didn’t write as much as I would have liked in 2019. Let’s face it, I haven’t accomplished nearly what I’d hoped by now. I’d gotten to the point where I just wasn’t producing what I wanted, and wasn’t sure whether I was a writer, or just good at writing. The difference is that a person who is good at writing isn’t necessarily trying to make their lives about telling stories. Whereas a writer is an artist; a shaper of cultures; a person who wasn’t willing to live without pursuing their passion. I told myself that if I was a writer, I would need to get published by the end of 2019, or I would seriously start looking at using my talents differently. Receiving the acceptance email felt like the universe’s way of saying “Yes, girl. You are doing what you’re meant to do.”

Yellow Arrow Publishing is a Baltimore based, non-profit on a mission to publish women writers, and I’m so humbled to count myself amongst the women they’ve chosen to publish. This Friday, February 7, 2020, the journal is being launched during Highlandtown’s First Friday Art Walk(click here for more info on the launch event). If you’re in the Baltimore area, or just feel like taking a road trip, swing by and hear me read an excerpt of my piece. You can get your copy of the journal there, or you can order online. Choose between a hand bound physical copy, or a .pdf for you e-readers out there.

  Click Here to Order!!

Thank you for your support, and for believing in me. I hope you love “Killing Ty”.

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