I am a writer. I have been for as long as I can remember. When I was young, I remember crafting stories, drawing accompanying pictures and stapling them together as a construction paper booklet. Now, that passion has blossomed into something much bigger.
My name is Lydia Schoonmaker and I am a writer. I self-published my first novel, Bound Souls, during my last year of high school. Intended to be my senior project, the final step towards graduation, the experience of self-publishing and completing a manuscript ate at me like a wildfire. This past summer I recently finished my second manuscript, Acolyte. I have also completed ’98 Vanagon, a poetry chapbook in which I wrote, illustrated and bound myself. My second chapbook, Twenty Something Volume One, is still currently in the works as I plan to type, illustrate and bind it by the end of August.
I am currently a junior in college studying Creative Writing. Although my passion for words exceeds many of my hobbies, I enjoy: running my writing club, the outdoors, breakfast food, animals of all types, Diet Coke and good friends.