I grew up on a Illinois farm in the middle of a field. On the north side, a line of wind broke the cold wind and to the south, was old cemetery, guarded by an old iron fence. Everything else lay farther beyond.
I refused to go to high school when my tiny school, where a handful of friends went, closed. I went to community college instead and then to Bethel University in St. Paul, MN where I got my magna cum laude in Literature and Writing.
Since then, I’ve kept close to books. I’ve worked at the library, a used bookstore, and Barnes & Noble.
A few years ago, my health collapsed due to complications that come with living with C-PTSD. I’m learning to life well and slowly my health is returning. It is not an easy journey but being kind (especially to the self) never is. Writing, art, healthy food, and good friends makes the journey worthwhile.
My email is email@example.com if you’d like to drop me a line.