Quick Sip Reviews’ Take On “Bondye Bon”!

This review is a more than two years old, but it's a timely one for me for obvious and perhaps not so obvious reasons. One, I missed seeing this review the first time it was published in 2018. During that time, I met so many amazing authors and readers. And two, my other author website … Continue reading Quick Sip Reviews’ Take On “Bondye Bon”!

“The Many Faces of Ito” is . . . delightful.

The Japanese TV Drama, "The Many Faces of Ito" has it all and then some. I binge-watched it when it debuted on Netflix and may mostly re-watch it. Why? Unrequited love. Misunderstandings. Best Friends Forever Betrayal. Oh. My. Goodies! The series is mostly about Rio Yazaki, a jaded rom-com screenwriter who is struggling to make … Continue reading “The Many Faces of Ito” is . . . delightful.

Views from (Almost) All Around the World!

Hello there. How are you? I'm great! Thank you so much for asking. 😉 For a growing blog like mine, I think it's an incredibly big and sweet deal when you see visitors from countries other than your own stopping by. 🙂 Heck, even an audience of one is better than one, yes? So, this … Continue reading Views from (Almost) All Around the World!

Hyperphantasia or Aphantasia: How Much Does Your Mind’s Eye See?

Hyperphantasia is the ability for an individual to create highly graphic images in his or her mind's eye. In other words, some could call it the conjurings or machinations of an "overactive imagination". Alexander Brennan, the main character in my middle grade novel, MOONSTRUCK, has an overactive imagination. I didn't know there was a "scientifically" … Continue reading Hyperphantasia or Aphantasia: How Much Does Your Mind’s Eye See?

Peek-a-Boo! My Involvement in The Twisted Towers Book Launch

This is a short break from my blog hiatus. Recently, one of my fellow authors invited me to help out with an online book launch via Facebook. After I shoved my nervousness aside, I enjoyed every moment of it. E. Rose Sabin, the author of the newly released, The Twisted Towers, dedicated a lot of pre-planning, planning, … Continue reading Peek-a-Boo! My Involvement in The Twisted Towers Book Launch

100+ Followers! Yay, yay! Hip Hop Hooray!

Thank you to all my followers for helping to inspire me to keep writing every day. I wasn’t expecting to gain many readers and I like to think I would keep writing anyway. However, having readers to interact with definitely gives me that little extra oomph -- so thank you all for that. Here are … Continue reading 100+ Followers! Yay, yay! Hip Hop Hooray!

The War of the Genres and Why Fantasy Writing isn’t for Everyone! (I Feel Your Pain, George R.R. Martin)!

I love reading all kinds of genres. Whether it be poems, song lyrics, autobiographies, recipes, etc. I'm not a picky reader. In this post, I'll discuss something few talk about. The War of the Genres! Publish America and the Hasty Generalization That Pissed Off the Science Fiction and Fantasy Community Almost twenty years ago, a … Continue reading The War of the Genres and Why Fantasy Writing isn’t for Everyone! (I Feel Your Pain, George R.R. Martin)!

Stellaluna, The Evolution of Picture Books, and the Excuse of Short Attention Spans

  Earlier today I visited my local Barnes & Noble to purchase The Book. This book shall remain a mystery until a future post. 🙂 Anyway, I enjoyed a lovely conversation with a grandmother who is also a writer. She popped into the bookstore to purchase the gorgeously illustrated and beautifully written picture book, "Stellaluna" … Continue reading Stellaluna, The Evolution of Picture Books, and the Excuse of Short Attention Spans