The Author

K. Hartless M.Ed. is a persistent poet and an eclectic prose writer with fifteen years of experience as a Reading Specialist. She is currently completing a second draft of her debut novel, Fascination, a speculative-fiction tale that explores the severe treatment of mental illness in the future city of Nuevo York. As a traveling teacher, she has taught literacy skills on several continents, helping students from primary school through community college to improve their reading and writing skills. She is passionate about the power of words and has recently been published in Visual Verse, Last Girls Club, Pen and the Pad, and Underlined. Her blog, Yard Sale of Thoughts, blends genres and mediums to create new experiences for readers. Displayed on her digital lawn is a smattering of old and new works. Peruse, and if you find a piece that fits your fancy, be sure to leave a comment. There is no greater currency than kindness.

If you’re going to write… you have to be willing to do the equivalent of walking down a street naked. You have to be able to show too much of yourself. You have to be just a little bit more honest than you’re comfortable with….

Neil Gaiman

The only way you can write the truth is to assume that what you set down will never be read. Not by any other person, and not even by yourself at some later date. You must see the writing as emerging like a long scroll of ink from the index finger of your right hand; you must see your left hand erasing it.

Margaret Atwood

Style is truth. Once you nail down what you want to say about yourself and your fears and your life, then that becomes your style and you go to those writers who can teach you how to use words to fit your truth.

Ray Bradbury

Let’s build something magical together.