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Every moment in time is a portal.

I hope to turn my reader into the quiet person in the corner who, even when no one is telling them anything, sees everything. As the youngest child in a family of secrets, I spent many hours perched just out of sight on staircases, in hallways, and at the edge of doorways listening. The gap between what I heard and what was acted out face-to-face fascinated me. The unspoken feelings, wounds, facts, and circumstances showed me the rich internal landscape that each person carries with them into each interaction of their lives. We ache to confess those realities in our relationships and actions, but often fail. The stories I tell and the characters I create help us to feel these ache...more


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Spring passes and one remembers one's innocence.
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I must learn more about these people―try to understand them, put myself in their place. No, instead I am so busy keeping my head above water that I scarcely know who I am, much less who anyone else is.Sylvia Plath
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Here I am, a bundle of past recollections and future dreams, knotted up in a reasonably attractive bundle of flesh. I remember what this flesh has gone through; I dream of what it may go through.Sylvia Plath
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“Art should make you think and feel. It doesn't have to match your couch.”
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“I hope to turn my reader into the quiet person in the corner who, even when no one is telling them anything, sees everything.”
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“Looking through this intimate window, readers have a choice about their own lives. Will they guard their own internal landscapes or lay themselves bare for others to see?”
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