Just like we can never step into the same river twice, everything we create causes a little death and then, re-birth. The exchange of ideas between authors and readers is a conversation co-creating new realities. How would you like yours to be?
I write because the world is full of wonder begging to be captured. Having explored my own darkness and unmasked many a monster, I am interested in the pivotal moments and events in life that bring to light our sensual, loving, adventurous selves.
I am interested in stories that inspire us to see and feel in new ways. I believe in the power of yes, and that Goethe was right when he said boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
While my blogs, Create An Enchanted Life and The Song Mistress, are conversational, my fiction is descriptive. You’ll find tight focus on delicious details. You’ll also find liberal use of metaphors – that, in the tradition of Spanish Magical Realists, may even be taken literally. The Voluptas Butterfly reads like a poem in that way.
Although my stories are short, I invite you to slow down, linger, luxuriate… We humans are privileged to enjoy language and imagery. Both resonate with messages that sing to the subconscious. In my writing you will find inanimate objects are alive: that Jasmine blossoms have feelings and thoughts, and sea kelp is quite aware that it likes to dance–with the tide or mystical creatures… but more about that later!
Astrologically, I am an earth sign – a Taurus with a Sole Dispositor in Venus. You may already be grinning at that. Or this may be a good time to reveal that I have an irreverent sense of humor, I am an expert pleasure seeker, and that I like to graft beautiful, imagined things to the “real” and often imperfect world we live in, hence my love of magical realism and urban fantasy.
If any of that strikes a chord with you… I am thrilled! You may be my reader! I’d love to hear from you, and to know where in the world some of my songs and stories have landed. Thank you for taking an interest in my work and what you’ve found here. I hope it brings you sustenance for the road ahead, and finds you glad we traveled some of it together.
The Voluptas Butterfly: an unusual romance from “Beguiling” – a collection of Urban Fantasy short stories and songs for the magically minded.