been a whole mess of excitement waiting to announce this so I'm overjoyed to thank @theladyhyacinth and Hyacinth Girl Press for granting me my first ever book deal and opportunity to publish my poetry within a collection! I've dreamt about accomplishing this goal since I was in elementary school so I can't emphasize enough how ridiculously grateful I am (a wreck). I am especially moved because this book is a collection of intensely personal poems, not fiction, and at this time last year I felt hesitant to share my written poetry with anyone, let alone a publisher, unable to see the value in my own work. That Margaret saw potential in my poems when I didn't means the world to me and I cannot wait to share them with you all. HE TRIED TO DROWN THE OCEAN, I WAVED is slated for release in 2018, updates to come!