If you love Swamplandia! or Sunshine, you’ll love Ophelium.

Magic, ghosts, teleportation, and a man that turns into the bear weave themselves into elements of tragedy, madness, and love.

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Dr. Ophelia Levine is many things. A professor of astronomy, an expert on black holes, and insane. The stigma of her insanity frustrates her career aspirations, her marriage, and her relationship with her father. When a pirate lord known as The Bear appears in her father’s house demanding payment for a secret debt, she sees an opportunity to leave…

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Writing lessons from Sunshine

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How to plan your story

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New year, new writing, new intentions

You may have noticed that I took a hiatus on here in 2019. I chose to step back and focus on a couple other important things in my life. I’m back and hope you’ll join me for more fun and more writing!


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