Another difficult post, and this time…it’s personal. I’ve had a lot of false starts on my writing. Like many, it’s something I’ve been passionate about for a very long time, but I never really knew how to turn it into something outside more than just a hobby. I’d try for a few months, get frustrated, and then give up. Rinse and repeat. At the beginning of 2017 I reached a point in my life where decided I had enough. No more wasting my time or waiting around for that bolt of lightning to strike. I had dreams, and it was MY responsibility to make themRead More →

Today we’re talking about New Adult books. What is New Adult, you may ask? Well, mysterious voice from the abyss, let me tell you. New Adult (NA), as defined by the very-trustworthy Wikipedia, is defined as: a developing genre of fiction with protagonists in the 18–30 age bracket. It tends to focus on issues such as leaving home, developing sexuality, and negotiating education and career choices. So basically, a lot like YA but just….older. Sad to say, NA never really took off. Instead, it eventually fizzled out to another branch of romance focusing almost exclusively on freshman college girls exploring their sexual adventures at campus. Um, notRead More →

Time for something a little bit different today! Let’s talk books. It’s true, this blog leans more toward writing than reading. But that doesn’t mean I’m not obsessed with books. Would I be writing them if I wasn’t? No. No I would not. The truth is, I LOVE reading and learning about new books! Reading reviews and discussions fuels my creativity, and I like seeing the subtle changes literature is taking toward becoming inclusive of characters who aren’t all white, cis and able-bodied. We all want to see ourselves represented in some way, to make our voices heard. And some voices are more heard thanRead More →