Adolescence is a hard time for everyone, you can't deny it. You're somewhere between a kid and an adult, expected to walk the thin line between obedience to elders and responsibility for one's own actions. It's tough for everyone, but for some kids, it can be even worse. This is the story of one of those … Continue reading ‘Tween friendship and a gender place. [Book Review]
I'm one of those readers who likes a lot of different genres, so when I find two of my favorites smashed into one book, I nearly always have to take a peek at the story. That's what happened with the book I'm reviewing today. I saw it was horror... then realized it was lesbian fiction, … Continue reading Grieving mother seeks solace, finds a mystery that turns into pure horror in By the Dark of Her Eyes. [Book Review]
Mystery, romance, animals, and a great setting - what's not to love? Last year, I went to the Lone Star Lesfic Festival in Austin, Texas to rub elbows with some of the greats of lesbian fiction. While I was there, I met a lot of authors whose books I had loved in the past, but … Continue reading There’s more stirring in the ‘Glades than pythons and manatees… [Book Review]
In late 2014, I was overcome with a host of strange symptoms that I couldn’t pin on a particular illness. My face blazed with a blush that wouldn’t stop. My heartbeat was quick and irregular. And – wow – that vertigo. It took my legs out from under me and made me feel like I … Continue reading Problems? 5 tips to save your resolutions before they crash and burn.
Though most readers probably know me from my horror and thriller stories, I have to admit that I'm a sucker for a sappy romance. (I've even tried my hand at writing a few, and will definitely be writing more, along with horror, thriller, science fiction, etc., in the future.) So when lesfic author E. A. … Continue reading When BFFs turn lovers, not everyone is keen on the idea. [Book Review]
When this year began, I had a couple of goals in mind. I knew I wanted to grow my readership, publish at least three books, and start some new habits that would help me toward my ultimate goals of being a full-time author with a healthy body and mind. But as we know, even the … Continue reading Lessons from a Plantser: 2016 was a big one!
It's been fifteen years since the attack on the World Trade Center in New York, and when I started writing this post, I didn't know what the Twin Towers looked like. The image in my head was vague, and the pictures I found weren't any better. I had forgotten. On September 11, 2001, I was … Continue reading 9-1-1: A Look Back at Terror
She may not have been who I needed her to be, but she was all she could be. Happy Mother's Day.
My wife called me as I was walking in the door from grocery shopping this morning. She sounded weepy as she told me to turn on the television. "What channel?" I asked. "All of them. It's on all of them." I flipped it on, and what I saw nearly knocked me off my feet. I … Continue reading It’s Official: Love Wins!
This started out as a response to a writing prompt, but somewhere along the line, it morphed into something of a cathartic exercise. Today is Mother's Day in the U.S., and while I wish most of the mothers in the country a happy day filled with love and family, I can't help but think about my own … Continue reading For My Mother on Mother’s Day: A Poem Made of Wounds