Additional Writings

In addition to writing fiction novels and series, I also write poetry and creative nonfiction. Some topics I enjoy exploring are spirituality, gender, politics, social issues, and identity. Below is a list of other publications and locations where you can find my writing. For some excerpts of my writing, visit my profile on Wattpad my blog on the home page.

The Farewell Letters

Online Publication. www.lanafreitas.com, 2021.

This “collection of letters” is a four part series of prose poetry that addresses both my reflections on the past and my hopes for the future. As I prepared to move across the country to pursue my Master’s of Fine Arts, I found that these letters were necessary as I processed this intense transition.

**Visit my home page. If not immediately available on the first page, search for “The Farewell Letters.”

100 Knots With 4 Beads: Processing & Reflecting

SAMPLER 33. Aquinas College, 2021.

A short creative nonfiction piece that describes my process of creating a 100 knot prayer rope (an Orthodox equivalent to a Catholic rosary). Only the first part of 100 Knots With 4 Beads was published in the SAMPLER 33. Parts 2 and 3 will hopefully be published in other magazines and journals in coming years.

**Link unavailable. Physical copies of the SAMPLER 33 only available through Aquinas College.

“It’ll pass, it always does. And–“

SAMPLER 33. Aquinas College, 2021.

This poem was a response to a set of nightmares, dreams, and difficult personal experiences. In this poem, I describe my process of entering a new stage in my life, accepting the unknown future, and establishing my independence. I anticipate publishing more poems in the near future.

**Link unavailable. Physical copies of the SAMPLER 33 only available through Aquinas College.