I took this picture of a moon set in the Caribbean earlier this year. I find myself being moved by different scenery and this moonscape thrilled me. This is what I felt when I was writing ‘Marissa’. When I began to write ‘Marissa’, I had no idea it would be the cathartic trip it became. There is always a part of yourself you leave in anything you are observing. In this case, I discovered something’s I had buried so deeply the story pulled everything out with little help from me. I found myself crying, laughing, and aroused as the story unfolded. I was as surprised and pleased at the outcome of this story as I hope my readers will be.
I hope to have Marissa published early next year.