The Power of Poetry

I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I published by first book, exactly four years and one month ago. It seems like yesterday, and at the same time, a lifetime ago. With four years having past since the year I wrote and published three poetry books in a year (yeah,…

How to Haiku

As you may already know, my favourite style of poetry is free verse. I’ve never been very good at following rules, so naturally as a writer I drifted towards a style that allowed me the creative freedom I needed to express myself. With that being said, I do try and push myself to write other…

Mind Your Mind.

We all have bad days. Maybe something exceptionally terrible happened, or maybe you’re facing a mountain of minuscule frustrations. Maybe it’s something completely different. What you’re facing, however, is irrelevant. I don’t mean this in the sense that your experiences aren’t difficult. What I’m saying is that your perception of the experience is far more…

How Adversity Birthed an Author

With my third book, North of Dreams released today, I thought it was time to tell you a story. I won’t lie. This piece was easy enough to write, but it wasn’t at all easy to share. I may be a poet spilling my soul for your eyes, but overall I tend to be fairly…

The Magic of Inspiration

For those of you that don’t know, I work in Children’s Mental Health in the Education System when I’m not writing, and just like the students, that means I have summers off. I started the summer with a foolproof master plan to treat these two months as an opportunity to write full time. Thus far…

Starting Off as a New Author.

Words. Thought. Language. I often wonder where we would be without these things. Even with a decent vocabulary it’s hard to find ways to express yourself properly sometimes, or describe something perfectly. I love words. They are a part of almost every moment of our day – from the audible curse at your alarm clock…