Other Things I Do

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Paper/Rock Writing Consultation (paperrockwriting.com) is a business I started in January of 2018.  My mission is to:

–Empower students with diverse abilities and backgrounds to write “winning-chance” scholarship and college application essays.

–Help organizations and communities succeed through writing.

Services are offered online and, if you happen to be located in the Snohomish County, WA area, I can meet in person as well–and I can conduct writing workshops for groups.  More details can be found on my site.

I also enjoy writing short stories in the horror/fiction genre.  Here are my latest:

“The Neighbors’ Things.” The Sirens Call eZine, edited by Lee Forman, Gloria Bobrowicz, Erin Lydia Prime, and Nina D’Arcangela, issue 43, February 2019, pp. 133-135.

“The Fish in the Bowl Grows a Bubble.”  Headway Quarterly, no. 3, Jan. 15, 2019. (Winner of the first annual writing contest/2018 as well.)

“Stella’s Shoes.”  The Siren’s Call eZine, edited by Lee Forman, Gloria Bobrowicz, Erin Lydia Prime, and Nina D’Arcangela, issue 42, December 2018, pp. 76-78.

“On the Downbeat.” Maudlin House Literary MagazineNov. 25, 2018.

“Exposure Therapy.” Open Minds Quarterly: Explorations of Life in a Mad Worldedited by Ella Myers, vol. 20, no. 3 Fall 2018, pp. 24-26.

“Teacher Training Video.” Natural Light:  2018 Poetry and Flash Fiction Collection Anthology. Janet Kuypers, Editor. Scars Publications and Design. Nov. 13, 2018, pp. 275-277.

“Teacher Training Video.” Windows of Remembrance: Down in the Dirt Issue Collection Anthology Book May-August 2018. Janet Kuypers, Editor. Scars Publications and Design. Oct. 6, 2018, pp. 194-196.

“The Fires that Burn Near Sapphire Lake.”  The Sirens Call eZine, edited by Lee Forman, Gloria Bobrowicz, Erin Lydia Prime, and Nina D’Arcangela, issue 40, August 2018.

“Teacher Training Video.” Down in the Dirt Magazine: The Painting, edited by Janet Kuypers, volume 158, June 1, 2018.

“Ab Machine Belt Device:  A Customer’s First-Hand Account.”  Soft Cartel, edited by Softcartel.com, May 12, 2018.

“How the Blueberries Grow” Coffin Bell: A Journal of Dark Literature, edited by Tamara Burross Gisanti and Sarah V. Parson, vol. 1, no. 2, April 1, 2018.

“Molecular Bonds,” Theme of Absence: An Online Magazine of Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction, edited by Jason Bougger, March 9, 2018.

“Haunted Water Aerobics,” Gathering Storm Literary Magazine: Collected Tales of the Dark, the Light, and Everything in Between, edited by Michael McHenry, vol. 1, no. 3, June 2017, pp. 26-31.

“Hello,” Theme of Absence: An Online Magazine of  Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction, edited by Jason Bougger, April 7, 2017.

Essays I’ve Written:

“Surviving the Underpants Recession of 2016,” Headstuff.org, humour section editor, Conor Smith, June 4, 2018.

Finally, serving as a volunteer blogger for the Safe Crossings Foundation in Seattle has been a rewarding experience as well.  This organization serves grieving children who have lost parents or other family members.  The children are connected with the resources they need in order to heal.  Here are a few posts I’ve done so far:

“Themes and Patterns:  Cultural Sensitivity in Grief Support” 

“Healing in Cyberspace:  The Role of Online Bereavement Platforms in Helping Grieving Children Heal”