I’m a 40-year-old, stay-at-home wife and mother of two young boys, trying to keep writing, publishing, and staying relevant to the community beyond the playground. I am the assistant poetry editor of Literary Mama, to which I am a frequent contributor. My poetry, essays, and reviews have appeared in Women’s Review of Books, The Oxford American, NewOrleans.com, Melusine, and Umbrella, among others. I try to keep up with my writerly blog, Ginny’s Tonic, but sometimes playing pirates with my boys and husband (or reviewing shoes here) takes precedence.
I’m also a third-generation thrifter who can spot vintage in a rack of phonies. I dabbled in costume design and worked in a costume-building shop in college (one of my best jobs ever). I love to sew, knit, crochet, and pretty much all things crafty. We bought my older son a kid-sized sewing machine as a gift; he already hand-sews like a pro. And on a very early foray into a thrift store with me, he scored an awesome Bob the Builder plate and brand-new Keds in his size (both of which he found himself). Bring on the fourth generation!
A special shout-out to my husband, who turned my ideas into realities, not only with this blog, but with just about everything over the past 20-odd years. This ride is all the more amazing because I get to share it with him.