Hello everyone. Until recently I would have called myself a novelist, or an aspiring novelist- I have one solid YA horror book that I've written, and I've been working on another for a while. But I've come to realize I really, really hate writing novels right now, so I might have to set that down for a while. In the mean time, I do love writing poetry, prose-poems, and short stories. Fantasy, horror, and surrealism are my mainstays though I try to keep variety in what I read and write. Favorite writers include Leonora Carrington, Angela Carter, Clark Ashton Smith, Nikolai Gogol, HP Lovecraft, Lord Dunsany, Emily Dickinson, William Blake, MS Merwin, Mary Oliver, Li Bai, Su Dongpo, Baudelaire, Angelos Sikelianos. I also adore folk tales from around the world.