Society

Society demandsbut I don't listen to thosemanipulative words Pushed to the backgroundwho notices their staresif no mirrors are around? Society begsbut I've left themin the rearview mirror Shoved to the dirtwho notices their threatsif no one's around? Society screamsbut I've put onmy headphones, full volume Squished to their moldI decided to be my own societyto … Continue reading Society

ARC Review — Lady Night

Title: Lady Night Author: Rita A. Rubin Genre: YA Fantasy Pages: 370 pages Publication date: November 1, 2022 Thank you, Rita A. Rubin, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Lady Night—the sequel to Amulet of Wishes—starts off like an Avengers movie. The readers get thrown right into … Continue reading ARC Review — Lady Night

Should comp titles be necessary?

I don’t usually do publishing hot takes, but I do wonder what everyone else’s opinion on this is. I've seen people agree that comp titles (comparative titles) are necessary, and I don’t think they see the other side. Comp titles are popular in queries, and in some places, they are required. I’ve been in Q&As … Continue reading Should comp titles be necessary?

A friendly reminder

The publishing world may seem bleak. Literary agents and editors have been quitting. Less agent engagement in pitch contests. Barnes and Noble doesn't want to stock new and some already established writers. Lots of barriers are still in place for diverse writers. The list goes on. But while the world may seem gloomy, remember that … Continue reading A friendly reminder

ARC Review — Urban Disorders

Title: Urban DisordersAuthor: Natasha N. DeonarainGenre: PoetryPages: 36 pagesPublication date: September 23, 2022 Thank you, Natasha N. Deonarain, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Urban Disorders is a quick read full of poems that fit together but don't follow a particular concrete theme. They explore many parts … Continue reading ARC Review — Urban Disorders

Memories (haiku)

Memories over-lap, rewriting the past withlucid reminders Copyright © Robin LeeAnn I feel you by my side when it rains / Brings back my precious memoriesWhat do you wish / What do you wish / What do you wishPlease let me hear—Man with a Mission, "Rain"

ARC Review — Euphoric Wonderland

Title: Euphoric Wonderland: An Eclectic Collection of Psychedelic Poetry to Stimulate the Senses and Open the MindAuthor: Ryan M. Becker Genre: PoetryPages: 96 pagesPublication date: May 10, 2021 Thank you, Ryan M. Becker, for giving me a copy of the book in exchange for a fair review! Euphoric Wonderland are poems that breach all areas of … Continue reading ARC Review — Euphoric Wonderland