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Anthology Publication

Updated: May 13, 2022

Check it out! My short story, "Memories," will be included in the first-ever Pikes Peak Writers anthology, Fresh Starts—available on April 9th!

I heard of the plans for this project in January of 2020 and immediately started writing for it. Over the next few months, I wrote, polished, and submitted four stories and two poems to them, all with the requested theme of Fresh Starts. I was thrilled when three of them made it through to the second round of decisions, and when they let me know in August that they wanted to include "Memories" in their anthology, I felt like I'd won the lottery. It was my first offer of publication, and I'll always be grateful that they saw worth in my craft.

So what is the story about? Well, I was staying with my sister and her family at the time, so the narrative is set in the city of Albuquerque. Walking my dog early one morning, I was admiring the way the sunlight from the east appeared as individual streaks across the western face of the Sandia Mountians, when the feeling of the story began to grow. I started with the image of a woman jogging alone in the foothills, and blossomed into an emotional tale of a woman's inner journey the day of her father's funeral.

To see my my face on their website, and learn more about the other twenty-nine authors and poets included in the anthology, please head over to: https://pikespeakwriters.com/ppw-anthology

There is no pre-order available at this time, but please stay tuned for ordering information!


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