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Mind to Words

“Writing, to me, is simply
thinking through my fingers.”

Isaac Asimov

Balloon Days Now Available for Preorder!

Links to Amazon and Barnes & Noble below! Preorders for paperback on both; preorders for eBook currently on B&N only. •3 POVs•psychological fiction with a literary bent• a little bit of everything for everyone—romance, darkness, relationships, fantasy, psychological, hints of magical realism, relatable and realistic portrayals of being human, self-growth•Tropes:💔broken family💔grief💔toxic lovers💔betrayal❤️overcoming traumatic events❤️powerless to…

Happy New Year!

We’ve turned the corner, and here we are, in 2023. In exactly 20 days my first novel, Balloon Days, will release–and officially become a book I can hold. It has taken 10 years for this story to get to this point. Ten years full of countless revisions, invaluable help and resources, endless encouragement, and exhausting…

Balloon Days: Release Date 1/25/23!

Let Your Perception Be Your Guide… At the Manhattan-based Center of Balloon Days, you will find a psychotherapy unlike any that came before it. Imagine unlocking your desires and your fears and manipulating them in an unparalleled lucid-dream-like state. Bookish Elliott Bailey, a young psychologist at the Center, struggles to prove the perfect life exists, all…

Once a Day by Kristi Rose

“This will help you dance,” Mother said as she bound Rosalette’s knees and ankles with sparkling pink silk wraps. The long silks from her knees attached to the table underneath her, the same table she’d lay on when Dr. Richter had visited the home to check on her health. Although it had been sometime since…

Favorite lines from my novel Balloon Days

When Howard looked up, Elliott held a look of care and sorrow, each green eye a forest floor of emotions. And in that moment, he could see she knew heartbreak too. Happiness was letting yourself be fully thrown into life with the ones you love, in not only the special moments but the ordinary ones…

Poem: Half-Life

This poem is inspired by living with a chronic illness. In the fall of 2018, after multiple invasive tests since early 2017, I was diagnosed with chronic vestibular migraine disorder. This disorder altered my life; it is part of every decision. Half-Life Day by day.The pain remains, fatigue defeats.The only escapeis above my body, in…

Short Story: The Writer’s Block

Honorable Mention in Writer’s Digest Annual Competition for 2020 A deep sigh escapes my lungs, enough to fog a window, and I’m surprised it isn’t a fire-red haze tinted by fury. My tawny cat meows and rubs against my leg. My fist knocks at my forehead. As usual, nothing is flowing out of me, nothingnothingnothing.…

Release Subconscious Writer’s Block

Conscious writer’s block can indicate executive functioning issues and/or lack of interest, anxiety, burn-out, or depression. Subconscious block would look like perfectionism and limiting beliefs robbing you from just going for it. It’s important to release the words and the story within you without judging it or constantly scrutinizing every word choice or sentence structure…

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