It has been a lifelong dream of mine to have my writing published, and now I am thrilled to say I have been published in two anthologies. I have enjoyed writing for most of my childhood and adult life. Whether it was writing a letter to a pen pal (at one point I had over 100!), a poem, a work of fiction or making a zine with my best friend in high school, writing has always been an important part of my life. After my diagnosis I decided to combine my passion for raising MS awareness with my love of writing. I also love reading, which is fortunate since I part of two amazing anthologies. The other pieces in both of these books speaks to all us, whether we have MS or not. I think with the holidays coming before we know it, these both would make great gifts.
The first anthology is called Something On Our Minds which consists of many essays and poems from a group of writers called We Write for the Fight. My piece is about my journey with MS, the ups and downs I've had and things I've learned along the way.
The second anthology is called Touching MS and consists entirely of poems. I have two poems in this book and all of the poems are broken up into categories: Diagnosis, Pain & Anger, Questions and Confusion, Acceptance, Longing, Hope, Kinship, Humor and Gone, But Not Forgotten.
Proceeds from both books go to the National MS Society and can be purchased on Amazon.com. If you are also a writer, both anthologies are planning a Volume 2. Maybe I will see YOU in the next volumes?!