Why I Left My Publisher

In 2014, a small vanity publisher told me that my book was awesome and that there was a space for me at her publishing company. I was ecstatic as I’ve been writing novels since high school. I always wanted to be a writer. The light bulb hadn’t gone off yet that I was indeed already…

American Hurt Reflects on America’s Faults

It’s not our fault America is the way that it is but at some point we must have the strength to look at ourselves and acknowledge our past so we can fix the present and future. What’s American Hurt about? It’s not an anti-American poetry book but it’s a look in the mirror. It’s me…

Return to Sender and Why Breakups Aren’t Failures

I self-published Return to Sender October 2018, but the book took a few years of collecting and reflecting the emotions from my first serious relationship. It follows me and at my most vulnerable points. There was purpose in the organization of the poems as the book reads like a story. It starts in the heat…

A Long Happy Weird Society

It’s sad that we sometimes have trouble with being properly appreciated because we’re so used to this throwaway narcissistic, instant gratification society. Society made self-love an insecurity because people who like themselves and embrace their flaws are weird. Weird is mostly synonymous with uncool. Quirks are frowned upon because we all should be clones second…

#AmReading (002)

We’re not even finished with February and I’ve finished two novels so far in 2017. If only I wrote as quickly as I read. That’s a post for another day though. What started as me browsing the internet for free books on Instafreebie and Book Funnel, turned into me getting Advanced Copies from some pretty…

& #amreading 2016

2016 had so many good reads but only a few left quite the impression on me.

& Am Reading (001)

Read This: Later My to read list is oh so long and as a writer, I’m always willing to share my favorite writers and one of them is definitely Kaye Blue. I discovered her via InstaFreebie and after that first free book, I’ve been hooked ever since. She recently revealed the cover to her most…

& Bound to Be

I do not remember life before writing. It’s always been a constant in my life. Growing up I was always drowning in a sea of books. The Braddock Carnegie Library was our afterschool program and our summer camp. During the school year they helped us with our homework and in the summer they taught us…