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…

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…

So I published a book…what now?

Hello all! I suppose this post is somewhat of an elongated update to what I've been talking about on Instagram regarding my books, writing projects, and everything else bookish and creative in my life.  At the beginning of every month, I outline what I want to accomplish book wise in those 30-31 days and review…