The Mississippi River twists and turns on a centuries-old path from north to south. Nestled in river bends near the Gulf of Mexico lies New Orleans, a city steeped in music, culture, and more creativity than you can shake a bottle of hot sauce at.

“The Bend” is my monthly dose of inspiration for creatives and content makers. This monthly newsletter features interviews, book reviews, articles, tech tips, and more, all with a New Orleans twist, or bend you could say.

The first issue will feature an article on writing a manuscript draft in three months, an interview with perfumer Justine Diamond of Elspeth’s Airs, a book review of Artpreneur: The Step-by-Step Guide to Making a Sustainable Living from Your Creativity, tech tips, and true tales of using ChatGPT. Plus Sweet Pea the blind cat weighs in on today’s issues.