✨March 2023 Writing Update✨

Before Christmas of 2022, I finished writing my first novel. I had self-edited it to the point that I felt comfortable distributing some advanced reader copies to get some feedback. That way, I could do one more round of self-edits from the feedback before I sent it to my professional editor. Somewhere around two dozenContinue reading “✨March 2023 Writing Update✨”

Book Review: Equanimity by John Elliott-White

I was recently sent a copy of this book by the author and asked to give a review. I have read multiple books in the self-help/self-improvement genre and the premise of this book, to combine what we know of neuropsychology and the wisdom of the Ancients was very intriguing to me. I love philosophy. IContinue reading “Book Review: Equanimity by John Elliott-White”

Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book is a deliciously dark tale about a little boy who grows up in a graveyard. Raised and accepted by the spooky residents, Bod, short for Nobody, is only truly safe within the confines of the graveyard on the hill, where the normal rules for the living hardly apply.This book made me uglyContinue reading “Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman”

Book Review: Bloodsucking Fiends, You Suck & Bite Me by Christopher Moore

“I will slap the gloom off of you, rat shagger,” Jody said with a smile that was just a few degrees below being warm. -pg.280 You Suck, Christopher Moore Over the past several days I read Christopher Moore’s A Love Story Trilogy. These are not the first books I have read by Moore and theyContinue reading “Book Review: Bloodsucking Fiends, You Suck & Bite Me by Christopher Moore”

Book Review: Crank by Ellen Hopkins

I would never have walked into a bookstore and bought this book. It wouldn’t matter how well-reviewed or marketed it was. The sole reason I wouldn’t have bought it would be that it isn’t in the genre that I am typically drawn to.If you are like me, and never really venture outside your reading comfortContinue reading “Book Review: Crank by Ellen Hopkins”

A Dream of Distant Shores by Alicia Doyle

In October I participated in another of NYC Midnight’s writing competitions. The challenge was to write a rhyming short story, of no longer than 650 words. My genre was historical fiction. I had to include the feeling “inspired” and the word “trust”. I am excited to share my rhyming short story, “A Dream of DistantContinue reading “A Dream of Distant Shores by Alicia Doyle”