Hello fellow writers! I am a freelance writer, journalist and historian from St. Louis, MO. My short story fiction and poetry has appeared in various online and print magazines, including Sacred Twilight Magazine, The Storyteller, The Stray Branch, Midwest Literary Magazine and Sci Phi Journal. In 2014, I self-published my personal narrative, Echoes From An Unexamined Life, which you can check out by using the links on my blog - http://sassafrasgazette.blogspot.com/p/my-books.html Thanks, and have good day!
Hi Ana, thanks for the question! I actually have been writing since elementary school, when I entered a school-wide writing competition. That is when the bug was planted. Having degrees in history and as a journalist, I also have been writing for many years - albeit, mostly articles/columns and research papers. Not until after graduate school, though, did I really get into the writing process after taking a few prose writing classes. Ever since, I have been writing poetry and short stories. Also, growing up in St. Louis I have admired some of the all-time greats from the area - T.S. Eliot, Maya Angelou, Eugene Field, William S. Burroughs, Tennessee Williams, who was raised here, and Mark Twain, who grew up not too far away in Hannibal. St. Louis and the surrounding regions has a rich history and tradition of breeding talented writers, and that alone is inspiring to want to be a part of it no matter how small my contribution.