Crown of Briars: A Book Review

Crown of Briars by Isabella August is a paranormal romance focusing on Zoe, a witch who falls in love with a warlock who serves a very powerful fairy queen. The story moves at a good pace and took a few turns I wasn’t anticipating. Full disclosure, I do not normally enjoy romance novels of any... Continue Reading →

Another Obstacle; Another Triumph

Since a young girl, I carved words into a unicorn and rainbow diary expressing my thoughts on popularity, friendships, disappointment, and clothing. My life was shallow on the surface but these things led to sleepless nights and hiding in the back of classrooms trying to be unseen. I’ve realized how much the scenery changes as... Continue Reading →

Cafe Lizard: Flash Fiction Ghost Story

It was a hot summer. Rust-colored rocks and dirt met dark green cactuses and brush. Sal’s staff enjoyed the lull in customers and prepared for dinner “Cheryl, get over here and look at this!” Beth waved the fellow waitress over and pulled a scarf from her head, letting curly white hair spring free. “What is... Continue Reading →

So Close to Draft One: A Novel Update

I am so close to finishing the first rough draft of my novel I can almost taste it. The words are painted on the pages (electronically of course), my characters have cellular structures and they piss and eat just like the rest of us. They are alive! I created them. I pumped life into fictional... Continue Reading →

Choosing What to Read Next

There are a number of ways I choose a new book to read. Here are some to consider, maybe a few you haven’t thought of yet. The spines at the library are well worn. If the book is creased and a little tattered, I assumed a lot of people enjoyed the read. This time I... Continue Reading →

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