Hello, world! But 20-some years later. The basic 'why' of 'what' I'm doing here.
August Moon: Humor and Hijinks by Jess Lourey My rating: 5 of 5 stars Somehow I missed entirely, until the end of this episode of Mira James' life, that it was part of a series. That it stood so well on its own is an accomplishment. I've made it a point this year to focus … Continue reading Book Review: August Moon: Humor and Hijinks
The Indiegogo for Nordisco ended Friday! I have had so much happen in the past few weeks that I wasn't able to dedicate any time to it and as such, it didn't get the attention it deserved. However, any support is better than none, and I now have a sizable quantity to ship out in just 8 … Continue reading Thank You!
A few months ago, I mentioned I had been selected for Z Publishing's Emerging Writers project, which is pretty exciting as it is. A few weeks ago, I received an email from their main offices again; this time, they were spearheading a best-of anthology of all of their selected writers, and compiling them into America's Emerging … Continue reading America’s Emerging Writers
So it's more than crunch time on my book progress. I have to finish the manuscript, format it, and submit it to editors. I have been woefully behind on my Indiegogo, but that won't be the case much longer. I had turned 31 the day before. Two years prior, on the morning of my 29th birthday, I … Continue reading NORDISCO: Chapter One Excerpt
I recently took up an opportunity to upgrade my WordPress account, which includes a basic monetization package with WordAds. It's still a new player from what I gather and is mostly a plugin that is partnered with Google AdSense. I'm going to try and see how it goes with having these ads up for awhile. … Continue reading Trying a new thing: WordAds
Do you see that? Do you know what that is? Okay, yeah, you're probably rolling your eyes and going damnit, why this? No! But...this isn't your regular hokey fundraiser. Stuff is cheap. There's a reason I chose Indiegogo versus just purchasing an ecommerce package (which I will cover later). Legit y'all...the ebook is $3 and a single … Continue reading Shameless Self-Promotion: My First Book!
Things have been quiet 'round these parts lately. There are several reasons for it, but they boil down to that I am too fed up and exhausted to yammer on here when I am working on my own projects and day job full time. Things are just too much, much too much right now. We … Continue reading Dear Millennial and Gen-Z Straight, White, Cis Men
Quora is an interesting platform that I can't help but get sucked into. It's the same concept as ye olde Yahoo Asks, but the company strives for better-written and cultivates stronger, more original content from qualified individuals. In April this year, I was invited into their Top Writers program, and then I recently received an … Continue reading Quora Question: How many more careers would you try if humans lived longer or were immortal?
My first memory isn't of snuggles and the unmistakable scent of Mom. I don't remember vague warblings of lullabies. Later, in my early childhood years, I can recall playing with friends at daycare, frozen yogurt with my mother, and the first days of kindergarten. December 18 is my Cali-versary, as I call it. The day I hopped … Continue reading Trauma Doesn’t Have a Timeline
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls by Emily Carpenter My rating: 4 of 5 stars My first taste of (modern) Southern Gothic literature definitely did not disappoint. There's just enough magic for the escapism, adventure and sleuthing for the brain workouts, and the ice-cold reality of what power and a deep tradition of toxic masculinity and bigotry … Continue reading Book Review – Burying the Honeysuckle Girls