It’s 8:35 am on the Pacific Northwest, but my usual act of clinging to the bed and begging for “5 more minutes” isn’t happening; I’m awake and prepared for the day. It’s abnormal for me to be alive this early, to look clean, combed, and powdered in makeup.
I’m smiling. At 8:35, I’m typing away at this keyboard with a goofy, lopsided smile on my face because I love Fridays, AND because today is the day I’m officially rolling out my ARCs of Elsewhere, We Became.
For those of you out of the loop, Elsewhere is a collection of poetry & prose that delves into topics of identity and how we define the places we call home. Elsewhere is about forging who we are from the ruins of the past and reclaiming our identities. It touches on issues of abuse, anxiety, sexuality, and the many faces of love.
I spent two years gathering my own poetry for this collection and I can’t wait to share it with the world. The cover is designed by Katharine Manolios , who did a truly amazing job translating my vision into art and adjusting it whenever needed. The inner illustrations were retrieved from The British Library, where they are listed as public domain with no know copyright restrictions.
Elsewhere is the second set of poems I’ve published. The first collection, A Spark In The Night, was published in 2014. A new edition of that book is in the works. If you’d like an ARC to review for your blog, on Amazon, or at Goodreads, please comment below or contact me directly using the form on the Policy page. Preferences will be given to those who are willing to help review it and get the word out ♥
Again, email or comment if you’d like an ARC. There is a limit of 5 available.