I started writing short stories in 2001 as a way to cope with loss and death, but no one knew that at the time. Those stories ran at a place called Cleansheets in a genre I thought of as Literary Erotica. The site no longer exists but a portion of one of my first tales exists in Amazon.

I made the decision this year to no longer write under noms de plume, as in not ever. For a long time I attended the Santa Barbara Writers Conference and I studied screenwriting. My teacher did not get back to me on my first novel Heart of Clouds which was written to go to film, for children, and now he passed away in August, 2019. That makes three teachers of mine who have passed, so far.

It’s time to publish my stuff for real, so, I think what I am going to do this new year is do just that. Frankly, most writers need to get paid, you know?

I have a ton of short stories and I was pretty much web published on all of them, but I’m not just one genre.

For a time I was on the writer’s list at ERWA and I am archived there as Adrianna de la Rosa and Valentine Bonnaire. My book Gardenias is in Amazon – a collection of some of my published work you can read for free at this link, it’s sexy, like the genre I started in, once. You will also see two anthologies I have a short story in at that link.

2020 is going to be about writing, not waiting.

UCSB BA ART HISTORY

PACIFICA GRADUATE INSTITUTE MA COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGY, EMPHASIS DEPTH PSYCHOLOGY

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