My name is Michelle. I’m a Christian and recently experienced a spiritual awakening where I felt the presence of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I’m still working out the details of how that will influence my writing. I am considering writing a nonfiction book, and I want to retell Christian hagiographies. I am also fascinated by Christian mysticism and the Nag Hammadi library. I feel that part of Jesus’ message was lost (or more likely censored).
I’ve lived all over the United States – Manhattan, Florida, California, Texas, and Utah are a few of the states I’ve called home over the years. I’m not a full-time author (yet), but I am currently focused on learning to write smaller works efficiently before jumping into novels.
I love mashing up genres like paranormal and horror, then mixing in some magic, romance, and obscure (or famous) legends and mythology. I call them Mythic Mashups™. Presently, I’m working on Dracula Mashups and I’m starting a horror mashup series about sirens. I re-imagine the characters, take what little is known from history, and turn them into something completely new.
I am an offbeat, but ordinary, middle-aged single mom. I’m also a veteran and a cat mom. I used to read over a hundred books a year and reviewed books for another blog. Then, I started writing. Now, I read less. But, I love writing. Yay!
Here you will find poetry, flash fiction, the stories of the Greek God Morpheus, Robin Hood, Dracula, and other original work. I may also blog about music, mental illness, or whatever is on my mind.
I like kind people. I believe in encouraging and lifting others up instead of tearing them down. I am not interested in popularity contests or cliques. I believe that creativity should not be controlled or limited by committee or Twitter trends.
I am trying to limit my time on social media because it is unsatisfying. I wanted to find friends there, and I did find a few, but people are busy living their lives, and it’s no longer the community I had hoped to find and flourish in. It’s difficult to find writing partners and people who want to invest in an idea with you. So, I am going my own way, as I’ve done for almost my whole life. Only now I have God and Jesus to walk beside me, so it is not so lonely.
I like a lot of 80s movies – The Fly, Fright Night, Weird Science, The Lost Boys, Silver Bullet, Uncle Buck, The Neverending Story, The Goonies, and The Princess Bride are a handful of my favorites. For more current movies, I love The Conjuring universe, Thor: Ragnarok, A Quiet Place, Kill Bill, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Django Unchained. There are many great television/cable shows I like as well – WestWorld, Stranger Things, Haunting of Hill House, Penny Dreadful, Dracula, and The Umbrella Academy. Some of my favorite actors are Tom Hardy, Eva Green, Johnny Depp, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Nicole Kidman, Vera Farmiga, Joaquin Phoenix, Gary Oldman, Sarah Paulson, and Cate Blanchett.
Besides film and television, music plays a huge role in my life. I have never liked popular music and tend to go for indie artists. I also love female vocalists. Some bands and singers I like are Cocteau Twins, Dead can Dance, Grimes, Drab Majesty, Chelsea Wolfe, TOOL, Puscifer, Goldfrapp, Lady Gaga, Tori Amos, Emma Ruth Rundle, and SRSQ.
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