Veronica McDonald

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Veronica McDonald is a poet, fiction writer, and former nihilist turned Christian. She has an MA in Literature from American University, and her fiction and poetry have appeared in several literary venues including Jersey Devil Press, Gingerbread House Literary Magazine, and Five on the Fifth, among others. She currently lives in San Diego with her husband and three children.

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I've dedicated this month to learning how to market my work (boooooooring... I know). It's just a couple of chapbooks right now, but one day I'm hoping to publish longer poetry books, a book of short stories, and maybe (God-willing.. because it seems insurmountable sometimes) a novel.

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Before I was a Christian, it used to be just living in my fantasy world: stories would play out in my head when I though about things I desired, things I feared, things I imagined as a child, nightmares and dreams, worlds I created and wished that I lived in, etc. For my first poetry chapbook, ROTTEN PLEASANTNESS, my kids and their perception of the world inspired me a lot, as did my own experiences and my own fears. It was fun to write that way, but a lot of demons come out.

Now, as a Christian, for my newest chapbook, AT WAR WITH THE FIREFLIES, my inspiration was my conversion experience. Those first 6 months or so as a Christian drastically altered me. I felt physically ill most of the time because everything I knew about the world was wrong. And to top it all off, I felt like I needed to tell everyone I knew about Jesus, and no one would listen! It was the most amazing and frustrating experience of my life. I had so much to learn. Since I couldn't convince anyone that Jesus was the truth, I turned to art and poetry. They were great outlets for me during I time when I needed to just keep my mouth shut and learn, especially when keeping my mouth shut seemed impossible. In those poems you'll find frustration, confusion, doubt, hope... all metaphorically illustrating the roller coaster of my emotions at the time. (less)
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