When It Is Time for a Change

When It Is Time for a Change

:: When I see the vultures in our neighborhood, I don’t think of death or scary things. I think of change. We have a lot of really large vultures in our neighborhood. They hang out, like a feathery biker gang, cool in their black coats, eyeing you as you go by,...
HOW TO STAY Goes Traveling

HOW TO STAY Goes Traveling

:: “A poignant and layered narrative about the universal desire for something so elusive—a safe place to fall.” There’s been some news on the writing front for me: I had a new book come out in September, and I have another new one coming out in two...
Book Review: MOLTEN DUSK by Karissa Laurel

Book Review: MOLTEN DUSK by Karissa Laurel

:: Molten Dusk, and the rest of the series, gives readers a story about a girl accepting who she is meant to be, holding tight to her closest friendship in the toughest of times, and accepting love even though it terrifies her. Author: Karissa Laurel, @KarissaLaurel...
The Racism False Equivalence Strikes Again

The Racism False Equivalence Strikes Again

:: In this case, a professor wasn’t fired because of reverse racism. She was fired because of plain old regular racism. I follow Bomani Jones on Twitter (and you should too), and this morning his feed alerted me to a news story about the firing of a Black,...
How To Write An Amazon Book Review

How To Write An Amazon Book Review

:: Your words are as important to an author as an author’s words are to you: Please leave a book review. Authors depend on book reviews written by readers. If you read a lot of books, and you don’t know this yet, you can read about why here, and here, and...
Disability Portrayal, a Hollywood Tragedy

Disability Portrayal, a Hollywood Tragedy

:: Having a disability is not only about the outward signs of disability that an actor portrays on film. It’s about the life-long experiences, the pains and the joys, that living with disability brings. I was skimming through my Instagram, when I came across a...