DV CON #2 — How did it hold up?

DV Con came back for its second annual conference. I did a post on the first one, so I wanted to follow up with how the second one went. In case you don't know, DV Con is open for diverse voices, including POC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, neurodivergent, etc. All the panels had diverse speakers and advice … Continue reading DV CON #2 — How did it hold up?

Book review – We Want Our Bodies Back (Spoiler Free)

"I promise.She wassomebody's light." Title: We Want Our Bodies BackAuthor: Jessica Care MooreGenre: PoetryPages: 224 pagesPublication date: March 31, 2020 Fun fact: I saw Jessica, the author, about the week this book came out at the 2020 AWP conference. The virus was still small at the time, and many panelists canceled at the last minute. … Continue reading Book review – We Want Our Bodies Back (Spoiler Free)

ARC Review — Snake Eyes 

Title: Snake Eyes (Planet Scumm #11)Author: Planet Scumm, including Hailey Piper (Guest Editor), Maura McGonagle (Illustrator), Sim Kern, Ana Gardner, Avery Kit Malone, LC von Hessen, Stephanie Gray, Diana Fenves, Laura Barker, Lindsay King-MillerGenre: Sci-fi short storiesPages: 112 pagesPublication date: August 13, 2021 Thank you, Planet Scumm, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! It has been a while … Continue reading ARC Review — Snake Eyes 

New Year’s Book Tag

I saw this fun tag and thought I'd give it a go. Hope you enjoy it! How many books are you planning to read in 2022? Thirty-seven! I already have one down. I usually read between thirty-seven to forty books a year, not including books I edit and beta read. Name five books that you … Continue reading New Year’s Book Tag

Book review – Red Queen (Spoiler Free)

"I'm an accident. I'm a lie. And my life depends on maintaining the illusion." Title: Red QueenAuthor: Victoria AveyardGenre: YA FantasyPages: 383 pagesPublication date: February 10, 2015 I kept seeing this book everywhere years ago, but I never got around to reading it. I've had it sitting on my to-read shelf for about a year … Continue reading Book review – Red Queen (Spoiler Free)

Books I’m looking forward to reading in 2022

I haven't done one of these before, but I love reading them, so I decided to give it a try. Perhaps you'll find a book you like as well.  For this list, I picked seven books I already have on my to-read shelf. My shelf is almost full, so I'm hoping to get it down … Continue reading Books I’m looking forward to reading in 2022

ARC Review — Diary of an Angry Young Man

Title: Diary of an Angry Young ManAuthor: Rishi Vohra Genre: FictionPages: 131 pagesPublication date: August 15, 2021 Thank you, Rishi Vohra, for giving me an ARC of your book in exchange for a fair review! Diary of an Angry Young Man follows Raghav through his life as he tries to find his place. His world is … Continue reading ARC Review — Diary of an Angry Young Man

Best books of 2021

As the year comes to a wrap, it's time for the annual best books. So, here is a list of my favorite books that I've read this year. Cinderella Is Dead by Kalynn Bayron — It’s 200 years after Cinderella found her prince, but the fairy tale is over. Teen girls are now required to … Continue reading Best books of 2021

A writer’s journey (part ten) – getting an editor’s feedback

It has been a while since I've done a writer's journey. Last time, I spoke about getting accepted in a journal and building my credentials. I’ve continued to do so over the past year. I made a goal last January to submit pieces on Submittable two times a month. Now, I've gotten two more accepted … Continue reading A writer’s journey (part ten) – getting an editor’s feedback

Book review – Aurora Burning (Spoiler Free)

"We have failed, but I hope they will see how hard we tried." Title: Aurora BurningAuthor: Amie Kaufman, Jay KristoffGenre: YA Sci-fiPages: 495 pagesPublication date: May 5, 2020 I enjoyed reading Aurora Rising, so of course I had to get book two. I read them two years apart though, so I appreciated the written recap … Continue reading Book review – Aurora Burning (Spoiler Free)