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Reviews: who are they for and who should respond to them.

Throughout the month of April, there has been discourse about reviews and who they are for. I wanted to voice my opinion in an attempt to clarify what I think the consensus is. When I first discovered Goodreads [before Amazon owned it] I would go to this site to find out what readers opinions were. […]

Companion Novels: When Does it Make Sense to Write One

Companion novels are growing in popularity and sales. If you don’t know what a companion novel is, here is the definition offered on also called parallel novels or literary spinoffs, these are retellings which take place in the same world as another popular work, often from the perspective of a minor character. I became […]

Weekend with a book: Outlawed

Anna Todd is a journalist and author of three published novels. She graduated from Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 2009. Outlawed is a western about a barren woman who is forced into a life of crime do to her husband’s family and their superstitious beliefs. This story deals with the old school of thought about barren […]

My Year In Books

I set a yearly challenge to read twenty books in 2020. That was a true challenge if you look back at my progress in March. I tend to be a slow and inconsistent reader. I don’t speed read. I have never enjoyed reading books that way; most times I didn’t remember what I had read. […]

Author’s Arc- Alyssa Cole

Alyssa Cole is a versatile novelist who writes historical, science, contemporary, and romance fiction. In September of this year, she released When No One is Watching.  It is described as Rear Window meets Get Out in 2020. The protagonist, Sydney Green is a no nonsense Black woman, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She has […]

Nia Long turns 50

The beautiful Nia Long made her film debut back in 1991 as Brandi in John Singleton’s, Boyz N The Hood. Since then, she has been a force in Hollywood. Although she is loved for her predominantly Black cast romcoms like Love Jones and The Best Man, she has an impressive resume of crossover films and […]

30th Anniversary of the Rhythm Nation 1814 Tour

Janet Jackson is one of the few names in pop culture who has been a successful triple threat throughout her entire career. In 1990, she headlined her first world tour. With the release of her fourth studio album, Rhythm Nation 1814, Miss Jackson performed songs from that album as well as her third album Control. […]

Monica and Brandy tense Verzuz Battle

Verzuz Battle has become the alternative to live concert entertainment. With COVID changing the way we live our day to day lives—temporarily or permanently—we as fans have found creative ways to enjoy music during quarantine. Verzuz Battle was started by super producers, Swizz Beatz and Timberland. The live event is hosted on their Instagram channels […]

YouTube #writing community

I love YouTube for its free content. It is a great source for writers. Here is a list of some great YouTubers in the writing community to watch if you are pursuing a career in writing. Keep in mind, some of them have a Patreon account where fans of their work pay a monthly fee […]

The City of Brass review

I was recently introduced to the Daevabad Trilogy by S.A. Chakraborty. I finished the first book, The City of Brass last week. It is a thick book; not what I call a quick or light read. This debut novel by Chakraborty’s was first published in 2017. Harper Voyager published all three books with the final […]


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