About Me

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Raising Boys. Lowering Expectations. Writing & Drawing in Between.

Former lawyer turned full-time artist. This creative space is a place for me to share my short stories, flash fiction, original art, original photography, and poetry with friends, family, and readers who love to be inspired by the written word. I discovered writing in Malibu, a place where magic comes and goes with the ebb and flow of the Pacific. Now that I’ve left the Bu, the magic has followed me. You can’t hide from some things, even if you try.

I’m working on a full length YA novel but posting these shorts keeps my spirits high as I labor through novel drafts in between feeding & driving my teens.

I’m an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), the American Copy Editors Society (ACES), and the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA). Sometimes I edit fiction and non-fiction. www.thestorypen.com. Instagram: @evspenart

Art is a work in progress, and so am I.