The "reserved" accountant puts pen to paper.
I love books, stories. Eventually, my own curiosity about the outcomes of real-life situations, of failed marriages, and crossed friends, of people being content with ill-content, and of the constant search for “more” or “better,” created the desire to put pen to paper and explore…
Expressive writing, stories, and storytelling have inspired me for as long as I can remember, but I began my journey as a write (putting pen in hand), in my teens.
My first writings, or musings if you will, were a mixture of essay, poem, and commentary that spoke to the angst surrounding people relating to people.
Much of my creative spark stems from a myriad of things: a sunrise, the seasonal change in the trees, thunderstorms, a cool wind at dusk. Reading however, remains a constant source of inspiration. Wanting to give voice to some of what remains unsaid in relationships “between and among people,” I penned Like Sweet Buttermilk.
Hold tight now … To be defined suggests that someone/something is finite. By nature, I am undefined by definition and I explore my “undefined-ness” in everyday life experiences—to define who I am. Are you wit’ me?
How Like Sweet Buttermilk (LSB) came about
Okay, so, I'm in the park working on my poetry, doing my whole introspective-creative thing, when I notice a couple being romantic, engaged in a little excessive PDA. They were into it, oblivious to their surroundings ... And before picking up my pad and pen and walking away, I wondered if either of the other, could forgive either of the other—for anything…
How Obscure Boundaries (OB) came about
This actually began with my attempt at writing a horror novel. I had all kinds of supernatural spooky stuff planned (I’m a fan of Stephen King), but in the end, as it most times happens (and many writers can attest to), the story took on a life of its own—and required a little assistance from Dr. Alexander…
The process of writing can be difficult, even painful sometimes, but as I work on my next project, I can’t imagine not writing. Of the many forms of self-expression, it is the one I tether to.
I encourage you to find and tether to yours, be it in pictures, music, dancing, writing, teaching, painting, whatever. The fruits and beauty of Mother Earth are Gifts. Extending ourselves to positively impact our human family is an absolute good we all should take part in on some level, any level; be it huge or minuscule—it all matters. And so …
Every now and then, an author attends events and participates in other happenings to meet and greet and get interpersonal with fans, authors, and all-around lovers of the written word.
In Broken Benevolence, Dr. Alexander provides trauma counseling to crime victim, Cecily Brooks. Attacked during a home invasion, Cecily has more than her personal mental stresses to overcome.
Sharing the joy is fun. Book clubs do that by their very nature: reading a story together, sharing their insights, disputing a plot point. This page is for book clubs: now fans of S.F. Powell books.