About Me

People tell me “Drema” is an unusual name, but it’s more common than you know. In truth, there are many Drema/Dreema/Dreamas. This one is a lover of things fantastic and beautiful, a spiritually minded writer who adores Nature, animals, and random acts of kindness.

I’m a writer of flash fiction, short stories, and novels, most of which are speculative fiction in which I build fantasy worlds and populate them with odd characters. My published short stories appear in various online magazines. Other shorts and several of my novel-length works-in-progress still hide from the world. Their day is coming. I’m a member of the Hampton Roads Writers Group and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of Hampton Roads and attend semi-regular classes at The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk.

I’m also an avid reader. I love a good sci-fi or fantasy saga more than just about any other type of fiction (Dune and its sequels are my all-time faves), though I also read literary fiction, memoir, and anything else that grabs my attention.

By day I help my attorney boss save the world one legal case at a time. I love chocolate and Brussels sprouts in equal measure, and live in Southeast Virginia with my beloved husband and full-time cheerleader (He Who Shall Not Be Named). Two floofballs and all my other characters ensure we’ll never grow bored.

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My published short works can be found here:

• “Last Call” (published 3/19/18 in Silver Blade)

• “Dancing Man” (published 5/1/18 in Across the Margin)
(voted “One of the Best of 2018” by that site)

• “Switch” (published 5/31/18 in Aphotic Realm)

• “Murder of Crows” (published 1/3/19 in Entropy Magazine‘s “The Birds” story series)

• “Home Sweet Home” (published 8/5/19 in Asymmetry Magazine)

• “Muzi’s Boon” (published 9/24/19 in All Worlds Wayfarer Magazine)

• “Twenty-Nine Langwood Street” (published 11/30/19 in Electric Spec Magazine)

• “Upshot” (published 12/9/19 in Mithila Review)
(won honorable mention, 3rd quarter 2018, Writers of the Future)

• “That Shining Moment” (published 3/21/2020 in Terse Journal)

• “Endless Potential” (published 5/1/2020 in Daikaijuzine, Issue 2)