The Writer’s Role in YA Fiction

Huffington Post article: I’m a Teenager and I Don’t Like Young Adult Novels. Here’s Why. The 2017 article listed above swept across my newsfeed this morning and I found it to be filled with amazing insight and advice for writers of YA fiction. The insight is useful because it comes from a teenager… the population […]

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Love and Tattered Spines

I met the love of my life in a bookstore. Though plain to most who would look her over, the depth of wisdom within her brought a beauty to her homely visage. She is quiet, yet brilliant. Once you peel the layers away, you learn of the trauma she survived in her youth. The scarring […]

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Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement Pt. 3

Food sovereignty is a movement growing from the ground up, from farmers, ranchers, indigenous peoples and all people of Earth effected by the ever-growing problems of sustainability brought by hunger and poverty. Food sovereignty means, “people have enough food to meet their needs.” Do you have any final reflections before the episode airs? In my […]

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Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement Pt. 2

Food sovereignty is a movement growing from the ground up, from farmers, ranchers, indigenous peoples and all people of Earth effected by the ever-growing problems of sustainability brought by hunger and poverty. Food sovereignty means, “people have enough food to meet their needs.” What are some of the things you learned in the upcoming Farm […]

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Indigenous Food Sovereignty Movement Pt. 1

Food sovereignty is a movement growing from the ground up, from farmers, ranchers, indigenous peoples and all people of Earth effected by the ever-growing problems of sustainability brought by hunger and poverty. Food sovereignty means, “people have enough food to meet their needs.” Interview: Can you tell me about what the Indigenous Food Sovereignty movement […]

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Mirrored Images

To begin, I want to give a loving, sincere shout out to all the parents (in every shape, age, and form) who work diligently to ensure the mental and emotional health of their children and the children around them. You are warriors against an established community-thought of how we are supposed to look, supposed to […]

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But Why Now?

I am not a victim of rape.   I am a survivor.   If you’re curious, there is a big difference between the two:  A difference in mentality, understanding, and attitude. It’s the difference between mourning and understanding…denial and acceptance…anger and forgiveness.   No. I am not a victim. I am a survivor.   I’ve […]

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Doppelgänger

Some days back my friend shared a photo with me.  I didn’t understand at first why she had done so until her sister sharply pointed out: That’s you! The photo in question was of my friend’s sister’s friend’s grandmother… you follow that? In 1940.     The gal in question is the total babe on […]

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Old Idioms

I have a confession to make: I judge books by their covers I can’t help it. Some art is just awful, while others are inspiring. At times, I have purchased books solely based on the cover art. Going in blind, so to speak, about the synopsis, the hook, the genre of the work. Very rarely am […]

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Wings of Mayhem

Up on my Kindle App is the newest novel by Murder Mystery author, Sue Coletta. I’m sneaking away on my lunch breaks and picking up where I left off the day before making sure I’m in well lit areas and only reading in the middle of the day.    Why you ask?   Because Coletta […]

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