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Hello and welcome to my blog! First, a few fast facts:
- I'm studying at college, creative writing major, PR minor
- I love to write, and I've already self-published my first novel
- I'm from Wisconsin; Go Pack Go!
- I love Christmas, classic literature, historical period dramas, Disney songs, and musicals
My goal as a writer is to get back to the basics. I feel like everything written for my age group is a dystopian series, which is fine if it's done well, but nothing is new anymore. I've always loved history, so my main emphasis as a writer is historical fiction. I did try my hand at fantasy, and I welcome your thoughts and opinions!
Please check out my latest project: Zong
Based on a true story: The year is 1781. Richard Stubbs, a disgraced former slave ship captain and governor, is on his way to Jamaica aboard the Zong. At first, Stubbs finds life on board intolerable, largely due to the pompous first mate, James Kelsall. However, when the forces of nature take over, the crew acts to save the ship and the crew.
<Note: this atrocity actually happened, and it sparked the growth of the abolitionist movement.>
I implore you to take a look at my work as soon as it's published and leave comments--good or bad--I don't care.
I am open to reading requests, and I will try to be diligent. I am a firm believer in symbiotic relationships: 2 people will benefit if they read each others' work.
Stay tuned: Right now, I'm doing extensive research before writing my latest project, Siuil a Run. If you want a sneak peek, check out my short story, "Drogheda's Revenge." The siege of Drogheda is just one snapshot of Irish history, but it's a story that should be told.
Thank you very much for your interest, and happy reading!
"The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return" ~ "Nature Boy" by Nat King Cole
"Run mad as often as you choose, but do not faint" ~ Mansfield Park
"I've always known myself. But he was the first to recognize me and to love what he saw" ~ Jane Eyre, 2006
"She is too fond of books, and it has addled her brain" ~ Little Women
"There's a lot of beauty in ordinary things. Isn't that kind of the point?" ~ The Office
"Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic" ~ Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
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