Tell us a little about yourself.
I’m from a small community called Salisbury Township, right outside the city of Allentown. Writing is my playground. I am thrilled to be part of such an empowering event!
Who or what are your influences?
Sandra Cisneros is my favorite. My loved ones inspire me, as do all of thoseparticularly poignant, joyful, sad, and juicy tidbits found day-to-day in observations, conversations, and passers-by.
What subjects do you touch upon in your work?
Sunny moments, blunders, inner conflicts… perzine stuff. I once wrote a zine that tried to instruct (i.e. militantly command) the reader on how to be cheerful. Lately, I’ve been having fun with fictional stories.
What is your most recent work?
A collection of short stories, poetry, and watercolor illustrations that I made for my high school graduation project. I’m not giving away the title yet, because I’ll probably end up changing it!
What are you looking forward to most at the fest?
Admiring such a broad variety of creative minds and works!