As a blogger and memoirist, I write real stories about mental illness, child abuse, language barriers, and identity.

My debut memoir “I Asked the Blue Heron” is set to hit bookshelves in the fall of 2017.

Experiences make wisdom

“The experience that you are having is the experience that you need,” my psychiatrist once told me after listening to my account of a terrible accident I witnessed. I was terribly depressed at the time and harboring self-harming thoughts. Then the horrific experience changed my perspective about life. The following excerpt from my upcoming debut…

Fracture

At 500X under the microscope, one can see the fracture of a metal that has been exposed to stress or high temperatures. First there is the initiation, when a triggering event produces a fissure, a distinctive line following a pattern.   In sand stone, the concentric circles of the propagation receive the name of plumose.…

Self-publishing – hard work and discipline

Publishing is a great enterprise. The big companies have entire editorial teams with specific role descriptions for copyrighters and proofreaders. Administrative assistants pay fees and register titles and buy ISBNs. Graphic designers take care of cover and formatting. The writer writes. Self-publishing a book is a great enterprise. It takes a great deal of organization…