Indie Author Spotlight: Delivering Evil for Experts by Annette Marie

Delivering Evil for Experts (The Guild Codex: Demonized #4) by Annette Marie If you’re not familiar with Annette Marie’s books, I’d start with Three Mages and a Margarita (The Guild Codes: Spellbound #1). The Spellbound books (8 total) and Demonized books (4 total) are parallel story lines in the same world that sometimes intersect. For readingContinue reading “Indie Author Spotlight: Delivering Evil for Experts by Annette Marie”

Book Review: An Excessively Practical Guide to Tarot Card Interpretations (Applied Divination) by Emily Paper

You walk into a dimly lit room. Seated at a small round table covered with velvet astrological signs is a woman in bohemian garb. She asks if you want to know your future, you say yes, because that’s what you’re supposed to say to a diviner, but what you really want is to know whereContinue reading “Book Review: An Excessively Practical Guide to Tarot Card Interpretations (Applied Divination) by Emily Paper”

On Writing Characters With Whom You Don’t Share Race, Gender, Sexuality, Ethnicity, or Economic Background

I read a WordPress blog this morning where a cisgender, heterosexual, caucasian, male presenting blogger advised an author to not worry about reviews saying their book was racist or bigoted. As a queer, white presenting (but actually mixed-race), female-presenting author, I’d like to say: worst advice ever. He believed it was a “current climate” sensitivity.Continue reading “On Writing Characters With Whom You Don’t Share Race, Gender, Sexuality, Ethnicity, or Economic Background”

The World is Burning, but I’m Still Writing: 6 Things I’m Doing to Stay Sane in These Trying Times

Disclaimer: This blog post is what I do personally to stay healthy and creative. I’m not a mental or medical health professional, and this no substitute for medical advice. For transparency, and to help those also suffering, many post on social media about their struggles with mental illness, addiction, or illnesses in general. I, myself,Continue reading “The World is Burning, but I’m Still Writing: 6 Things I’m Doing to Stay Sane in These Trying Times”