The first time my worth as a writer truly, madly, deeply resonated within me was when FIYAH Literary Magazine published my ahistorical speculative fiction story, "Bondye Bon." FIYAH Acceptance Letter I was so surprised, shocked, delighted, and literally freaking out (in a positively good way) that I had to ask my mom and then my … Continue reading Third Time’s a Charm and Bondye Bon
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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”!
Another Review for “Bondye Bon”!
Thanks to FIYAH Literary Magazine, "Bondye Bon" first appeared in their Ahistorical Blackness, Issue #5. This short story was then bought by editors Betrand Campeis and Hermione Hémon, translated by Erwan Devos, and published by Rivière Blanche for the Dimension Uchronie #3. The full review of the entire anthology can be found here.
Lyrics from the Soul: FIYAH’S Issue #5 Ahistorical Blackness Spotify Playlist
Music is an art form that I hold close to my heart. When I was a child, I loved singing and modulating my voice to match the tone and pitch of various artists. Whether it was Prince (Joy in Repetition), Annie Lennox (Love Song For A Vampire), Mariah Carey (Someday), or Stevie Wonder (Signed, Sealed, … Continue reading Lyrics from the Soul: FIYAH’S Issue #5 Ahistorical Blackness Spotify Playlist
Goal: At Least 50 REJECTIONS a YEAR? No Problem, Let’s Go Crazy!
Typically, rejection doesn't hold a positive connotation. And why would it? Rejection is painful. When I was much younger writer, I often didn't bother submitting my work because I didn't think it would be accepted. Plenty of times while writing a query letter or a cover letter, the part that always froze me up was … Continue reading Goal: At Least 50 REJECTIONS a YEAR? No Problem, Let’s Go Crazy!
2017 Year-End Reflection AND 10 Reasons Why I Plan on 2018 Being Even Better!
Soon, the year 2018 will roll on in. Looking back to all that I've accomplished, in spite of the struggle and medical hardships (yup, maybe I'll share that someday), I can finally admit that I'm amazed and proud of myself. Before I sat down to type this post, I had to think back on every … Continue reading 2017 Year-End Reflection AND 10 Reasons Why I Plan on 2018 Being Even Better!
What Do Recurring Themes Say About You as a Writer?
According to HowStuffWorks.com, Many people have the same or a similar dream many times, over either a short period of time or their lifetime. Recurring dreams usually mean there is something in your life you've not acknowledged that is causing stress of some sort. ... In this case, the dreams tend to lessen with time. I've had recurring dreams, but the … Continue reading What Do Recurring Themes Say About You as a Writer?