I have finally finished something new! In the next few weeks, I will be releasing Fractured. This is a collection of poetry, creative nonfiction essays, and short stories all revolving around the idea of being…well, fractured. Sometimes this is meant in the literal breaking of objects. Sometimes it’s the breaking apart of relationships and of self.
I decided to put this collection together after my son had brain surgery. I left my teaching position because he had so many appointments to go to and I was missing a lot of classes. Friends suggested that I create a GoFundMe page (or a page like it) so that people could help me out financially because, let’s face it. Gas isn’t cheap. I take my son on a minimum of two appointments a week and I live 25 minutes away from him. Because I am me, which often translates into more proud than smart, I didn’t want to do that. I didn’t want people to give me money, regardless of how much I needed it, because I didn’t want to feel like a mooch. So, I started thinking of what I could do to make myself feel less moochy. That’s when I realized that I had enough material to form a collection and Fractured was born.
I will be self-publishing, but don’t let that scare you away from grabbing a copy. You can be sure that several eyes have passed over this. It will be a quality publication.