I love stories.
I started Stories I Write Looking Out Windows (Swilow) as a place to be creative and let my imagination run wild. This blog is meant to be a workshop or studio space. Some of these stories will be ones I've made up. Some will be things that actually happened to me - mostly. Swilow is a place to play with possibility and dreams.
The line between the real world and the stories we tell about it is fuzzy, and one that I like to blur. I think the most interesting stories are those that toy with the definitions of what's real and what could be.
The blog's name, Stories I Write Looking Out Windows, comes from the fact that I spend far too much time with my head in the clouds, thinking about places I'd like to go and things I'd like to do. I like it in the clouds. I can see much better from up here.
In real life, I tell stories for fun and as a profession. I'm a journalist who works on writing the true stories about my community. I carry a master's of fine arts in fiction and my creative work has been published in NEAT, Straylight, and Line Zero magazines.
I have an intense love of good fantasy, bluegrass music and English grammar. When I'm not writing or reading, I run marathons like a crazy person, travel wherever I can, dote on my dog, play mandolin and classical guitar (poorly), and rewatch Buffy the Vampire Slayer.