Messages from Salt Water (Final days of Pre sales!)

So happy to announce that pre sales for my upcoming poetry chapbook have secured a press run of 250 books! Sales are still going strong. By Friday, May 10th (my pre sale deadline) Messages from Salt Water could potentially secure a press run of 500! Pre-order your advance copy today at to support local, beginning authors, like me!

Chapbook Pre-sales: Messages from Salt Water

Great news! Finishing Line Press is publishing my second poetry chapbook, Messages from Salt Water. Thank you, Andrea Tam, for the beautiful cover art, and Amy Manso for all of the book and promo photography❤️ Book pre-sales are already available on their website

Anyone looking for early birthday gift ideas for me, look no further! 😜❤️ Pre-sales Will determine my final press run this summer.





On the topic of Instagram Poets…

This article is a great read! As a teacher and a writer, I find the Instagram Poetry phenomenon to be at once encouraging and demoralizing… Is this new cultural wave nothing more than the propagation of ‘fast food’ consumption habits, or, does it (more optimistically) represent the positive resurgence of a ‘dying genre’ that is more accessible, more inclusive and a much needed positive form of written expression among today’s society, and for our young people, specifically? Would love to hear your thoughts!

Instagram Poetry is a Huckster’s Paradise