Breaking news! I am compiling and editing my (first!) poetry chapbook. The poems I am working with are centered on my experiences in and the consequences of living in my closed religious community.
Of course, I’m still wheedling down what I’d like to include in the chapbook. Even more is the organization, the theme, the effect. Chapbooks I believe are generally 20-35 pages, but I’m most certainly discovering how much thought they require.
All in all, things are going forward and I expect to begin submitting the chapbook to journals and competitions next year!
Wish me luck!
I was inspired at a young age with an idea. It was a vivid, burning image of a woman, liquid oil tattoos writhing across her skin. She was filled with fire and strength, and the ability to create change.
There was more to it, yes, but twelve-year-old Julianne was terrified, so she pocketed it until twenty-one-year-old Julianne was brave enough to pull it out.
Now here I am, writing an urban fantasy novel exploring the fae in its existence in the Southern California beach town of Laguna. Tattoos and all.
I’ve had the incredible fortune of having been involved in several editing and publishing projects, particularly with the 1888 Center. Here are some of my past & running professional ventures!