The wait has been agonizing, but the day is finally here! Benjamin is now available. And then he reaches for me, and although his strength is low and his limbs are shrunken, he pulls me onto his lap and folds me up. He cradles me. His greatest creation. He holds my hair in tight handfuls, … More Benjamin – Available Now!
A story of letting go and of those left behind, Benjamin explores the deep and complicated facets of human emotion. It follows Amily, a young woman, through her long and tumultuous relationship with Benjamin, who has over the years been dream, friend, teacher, lover, and finally, uneasy companion. When she learns that Benjamin has been … More Benjamin
Sliver of Stone Magazine has included my latest short story, The Parking Lot, in their seventh issue. You can now read the full story, FREE, on their website. “She’s late. I check my watch again. After, I clench my hands nervously and lean forward on the park bench, so that I can see further down … More The Parking Lot on Sliver of Stone
We are all made and unmade by our creative predecessors, whether we would have it or not, taking the past and reshaping it to express our own thoughts. Every act of creation, then, is a throwback—an homage to every word you read throughout every day, every image that flashes in front of your eyes. Pick … More Ottawa Arts Review: 7.1
“We’re delighted to introduce the fourth and final anthology in our series of four seasonal books, all made possible thanks to the submissions of essays and poems from women around the country and from other parts of the world. The writing is grippingly honest. Women invite us into the deepest parts of their lives with … More Tending Your Inner Garden: Fall
Sassafras Literary Magazine is that one peculiar friend. He or she may, or may not, resemble a tabletop and smell like burnt caramel. Sometimes Sassafras is just like you. Sassafras is also The Littlest Litmag in the World. As the littlest Lyssa I know, I thought I’d be a good fit; they agreed. The first … More Sassafras: The Littlest Litmag in the World
Caroline Andrus, of Goodreads: “I downloaded this book as a free short read and read it quickly while on vacation. I didn’t really know what to expect from this book, there was a large gap of time between when I read the story summary and downloaded it, and when I actually read the book. Basically … More Check out this review of “A Different Kind of Beauty!”
My newest poem, Cecilia, is now available to read, completely free, on Untitled, with Passengers. Untitled, with Passengers is a space for poetry to exist so that poets and readers alike can enjoy it. Their main page features the latest poem, but be sure to browse older posts for more great poetry! Cecilia Heads leaned … More ‘Cecilia’ on Untitled, with Passengers
Today is the last day! For a limited time, download “A Different Kind of Beauty” for FREE on Kindle from Amazon! To celebrate Thomas Hardy’s birthday, Fiction Lake has offered my latest short story, A Different Kind of Beauty for free! Only available from June 2 to June 4, 2013, today is your last day to … More Have you gotten your free ebook yet?
Emrys 2013, Volume 30 is available now! “Without realizing it, we had begun to articulate the mission statement for the organization that was to become The Emrys Foundation—to promote excellence in the arts, especially literary, artistic, and musical works of women and minorities. “To choose a name for our new partnership we turned to Welsh … More Emrys 2013