"Dead kids are put on pedestals, but mentally ill kids get hidden under the rug." Title: Challenger Deep Author: Neal Shusterman Genre: YA Contemporary Pages: 320 pages Publication date: April 21, 2015 Neal has been one of my all-time favorite authors for years now—about a decade—but I've been behind on reading some of his work. … Continue reading Book review – Challenger Deep (Spoiler Free)
ARC Review — Chambers of the Heart
Title: Chambers of the Heart: speculative storiesAuthor: B. Morris AllenGenre: SFF short story collectionPages: 246 pagesPublication date: April 16, 2022 Thank you, B. Morris Allen, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Chambers of the Heart is a short story collection full of unique speculative stories that will … Continue reading ARC Review — Chambers of the Heart
Author Interview — P.D. Alleva
Last week, I posted my book review of The Rose by P.D. Alleva, and now I have an exclusive interview with him. I hope you enjoy. Where do your story ideas come from? Dreams? Real life? What-if questions? Story ideas come from a mixed bag of dreams, real life, and what ifs. Typically the idea … Continue reading Author Interview — P.D. Alleva
My flash fiction got published!
Hello everyone! I got exciting news! My flash fiction piece—My Recommendation—got accepted by Weasel Press, and the journal is now available to purchase. Here's a link. This was my first piece accepted through Submittable back in the fall of 2020. It has a shapeshifter and a fairy in a modern coffee shop. If y'all read … Continue reading My flash fiction got published!
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
My flash fiction is published!
Hello everyone! I have exciting news! My piece, Counterfeit, got accepted by Coffin Bell for their Volume 4, Issue No. 4. The theme for the issue is technophobia. I used a futuristic setting and made a cool connection between the words paura (fear) and fuga (escape). Here's a link. Submittable didn't even tell me this … Continue reading My flash fiction is published!
7 of my favorite writing quotes
I thought today that I'd share some of my favorite writing quotes. Enjoy! A writer, I think, is someone who pays attention to the world. —Susan Sontag If you find yourself asking yourself (and your friends): "Am I really a writer? Am I really an artist?" Chances are you are. The counterfeit innovator is wildly … Continue reading 7 of my favorite writing quotes
Fantasy Book Tag
Since my birthday was last weekend, I decided to do a fun book tag of my favorite genres: fantasy. I found this book tag over at Zezee with Books. WHAT IS THE LONGEST FANTASY SERIES THAT YOU HAVE EVER READ? I thought it was going to be Cassandra Clare, but technically those books are split … Continue reading Fantasy Book Tag
Get To Know Ya Book Tag
I found this book tag over on My World Of Books blog, and I thought it would be a fun one to do. I hope you enjoy! FAVORITE BOOK(S) OF ALL TIME I have too many books that are my favorites and what I would consider 'a book of all time.' I'll run through a … Continue reading Get To Know Ya Book Tag
First lines given – #2
Welcome to First Lines Given! If that sentence confuses you, here's a link to where I explain what this is. Today's first line is by Yogesh Mali! He said: Such a simple but good one. Here's the result: Trains have poor memories. Much poorer than you'd think they would have honestly. I met a train … Continue reading First lines given – #2