New Year, New Faces, New York

This year there was a huge,  unanticipated change to my life. If you read my post from last year, you’ll know that I was itching for SOMETHING to happen. That I was traveling all over, trying to find a place where I fit. My parents moved out of my childhood home and to a new … Continue reading

Book Review: Deathless by Catherine Valente

The last few years, I have stopped forcing myself to read books I am no interested in. I used to be a “finisher” – someone who would finish reading a book no matter what. But you know what I realized? Life is too short to read things you don’t want to read. And so, you … Continue reading

In Which a WIP is Finished

So, it’s been a little while. I know a lot of writers who are able to write daily posts and write 1500 words and design covers for their self published books and market themselves and so on. And at some point, hopefully I will be able to broaden my attention span enough to do all … Continue reading

New Adult Fiction: A Guide

It’s been a little over a year since I posted about New Adult Fiction, but in that year the conversation has spread far more than I ever expected. A year ago, a google search yielded a few links with brief comments or explanations as to what New Adult Fiction was. Now, a search reveals pages … Continue reading

Book Review: Kraken by China Mieville

I began reading this book with a very little knowledge of what it was about and let me tell you, that just might be the best way to read this book. What’s funny about it is, many of the reviews printed inside the book say that it’s one of the weirdest and scariest books you … Continue reading

In Which I Tell You That You Must, Must Read This Book!

If you don’t like mystery thrillers, well alright. Then don’t read it. But you’re missing out! I am not usually a mystery reader but this book had me hooked beginning to end. The writing was beautiful, which I found to be an unusual but wonderful difference from normal mysteries. I was emotionally invested from the … Continue reading

Neato Things That Inspire Me

I’m bored at work and decided to make a list of things that inspire me. The hope is that, remembering what inspires me, I’ll be, well, inspired. Keep in mind that these are in no particular order.  So! Let’s begin. 1. Joss Whedon. Duh.                   2. Steampunk. … Continue reading

Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or Obsessed

I have to say something, and you’re not going to like it. It’s about Buffy the Vampire Slayer – I love it. I more than love it, I obsess over it. Joss Whedon, the creator of the Buffyverse, is absolutely brilliant. His characters are amazingly well rounded, the plots are maybe a little cheesy but … Continue reading