About Me

My bio

I write narrative nonfiction and poetry. My work has appeared or is forthcoming in 34th Parallel Magazine, Rising Phoenix Review, Jellyfish Review, the 2018 anthology Washington's Emerging Writers, and elsewhere. I have been a guest blogger at Literary Mama, and am a regular contributor to The Good Men Project. My first book-length work, a memoir, was a finalist in 2017's Pacific Northwest Writers' Association contest. I am currently querying agents. Contact me at lornaadalyn@gmail.com. I'd love to hear from you!


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I've always had a rich internal world, and I've been writing for most of my life. When I was in 3rd grade, I won a young author award for a short story titled The Gingerbreads. Buoyed by early literary success, I followed it up with a sequel, The Cake with the Gingerbreads. As I got older, life got in the way, and I stopped writing. I'd come back to it intermittently, then drift away again. I graduated college and began a career in corporate America. It wasn't until a decade later when I stopped flirting with writing and got serious. By then I was a new mom, and I started writing about motherhood. I got involved with Write On The River, a literary arts nonprofit supporting writers in North Central Washington. I started calling myself a writer. I went to workshops and readings. I met other writers and talked about writing and fell in love with the craft. It felt like coming home. Today, I write narrative nonfiction and poetry. I am also President of Write On The River.


When not wrangling my two small children, most of my time is spent fantasizing about being interviewed on NPR's Fresh Air.


Recognition

Honorable Mention, Oregon Poets Association Fall 2019 contest


Finalist, 2017, Pacific Northwest Writers Association

Fancy List of publications

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Poetry

Congratulations! (in Literary Mama)


Refugee (in Rising Phoenix Review)


Open-Air Market (in A Quiet Courage)


The Disorder of Things (in Mothers Always Write)


Prose

Arizona (in Jellyfish Review)


Getting High (in 34th Parallel Magazine, issue 58. Purchase it here)


Always Be The Months (in the 2018 anthology Washington's Emerging Writers. Purchase it here)


Why I Started Questioning What Pics Of My Kids I Post On Social Media (in Scary Mommy)


The Lesser (in Cold Creek Review, December 2017 issue)


A Daughter and her Father (in Red Fez)


Finding Home (in Red Fez)


The Quiet Ones (in Moms and Stories)


The Wave (in The Good Life)


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Upcoming events

I'm going to be reading at Cafe Mela in Wenatchee on Nov. 21 as part of Write On The River's open mic event. I'll be reading "What I Learn," the poem that recently earned honorable mention in the Oregon Poets Association contest, as well as some new work. The readings begin at 7pm. Food and drink available all evening. 

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