I started this blog to track the ups and downs of having a writing life. It has grown to include reviews, interviews, observations about process and practice, and also news about events and achievements. Former years of prompts and poems to inspire are archived here for your use.
I live in the Chicago area where I am nearing the end of my career teaching middle school language arts and trying to convince teenagers that words matter. I love my job – I get to share my love of words with kids, and I have my summers to write.
I love my family and friends, Diet Coke, massages, live music, photography, running, yoga, dark chocolate, and comfy pants, not necessarily in that order. I have been writing as long as I can remember – I do it because it is a part of me. If you like what you see here, I thank you. Feel free to leave a comment. If you don’t, that’s all right as well. Thanks for stopping by.
Contact me: djvorreyer(at)gmail(dot)com