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THIS IS ME.

Mother of 4. Lover of books. Story transcriber for characters in my head. Believer in magic. Coordinator of Chaos.

BORN READER.

I wouldn't be an emerging writer if I wasn't first a reader. Books have been my best friends as long as I can remember. I try to read a few a week and when I can't, I feel out of sorts.

Library Bookshelves

WRITER.

Two full manuscripts complete. One 75% done. Three more with 10k-20k words. Short story stockpile from microfiction (100 words) to full short (10k words and under). Writing contests. Virtual writing sprints. Writing group review & critiques. Lifelong journaling. Years of website content writing. Small business marketing material creator. Writing is who I am.

WORKER BEE.

Building relationships in the Cozy Mystery community as I work toward publishing my debut.

Attending conferences to help shape my craft and meet other authors.


Creating an Author Newsletter each month sharing my journey to publication and other writerly things. Sign up here: DesireeDWrites.
 

AUTHOR.

My first publication, a short story titled "The Perfect Li(f)e," published in Wild Ink's Anthology, I'm Not the Villain I'm Misunderstood, October 2023. Nominated for 2022 Pushcart Prize.
 

STUDENT.

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Degree conferred February 2023.

Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing. Earned February 2023.

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