Cover Reveal and Excerpts of Instruments of Sacrifice: Time Passers

Happy Wednesday, all! Today is a special day for me because I get to release to you the official cover for the third book in my fantasy series! Instruments of Sacrifice: Time Passers is well underway for publication in Spring 2020. I have not settled on a specific month or day, but the general time…

I wrote another poetry collection…

As some of you may know, last September (2018) I published my first poetry collection Essence of An Age which you can read a whole post about its creation here. Long story short, I wrote the collection because I needed to. Writing it reignited a love for writing that I had lost and allowed me…

what no one tells you about being an indie author

Have you ever heard a published author asked what advice they would give to aspiring writers? The answers are usually the same and may include things like "read all you can," "finish your manuscript," "do NaNoWriMo," etc. Being an aspiring writer is not the same thing as being an aspiring publisher of your own work.…

mango street / a poem

mango street.    The pink-tiled bathrooms and velvet robes have been traded in for patched-up aprons and flour-dusted hands.  Where names were once stitched into lilac silk,  the phases of the moon are inked across collar-bones.  The wives drink wine from mason jars, prune their ferns and poplars.  The children sing to the sidewalk songs…

my WIP’s of summer 2019

A few weeks ago, I featured several up and coming or already established indie and aspiring authors I've had the pleasure of meeting through the Instagram and blogging communities. In the two posts, these authors shared their own work and progresses; the stories that are burning within them that they're dying to share. You can…

indie and aspiring authors share their WIP’s (pt.1)

Plotting a new book is perhaps one of the greatest joys in my life. Plotting, outlining, and the early drafts of a new story tend to be my favorite part of the process (even if I do want to burn said outlines and drafts once it's over.) One of the things that inspire me the…

Love And the Sea and Everything In Between by Brian McBride (Review)

Look at me reading indie books and reviewing them too! I fell off my reading and reviewing game for a while, but when it comes to supporting people who are doing the same thing as me, I'm all for it! Disclaimer: I don't tend to enjoy reading YA contemporaries. I don't tend to enjoy debut…