New Editorial Review of Dreams of Justice

I’ve been quiet on the blogosphere lately, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening. For example, DOJ received its first Editorial Review from The Book Review Directory! Here’s part of it: Paranormal mysteries rely heavily on tight plotting and attention to detail, and in both respects this book hits the mark. Maruska used alternating timelines…

Dreams of Justice Has an Amazing Review!

Still on the fence about reading Dreams of Justice: A Paranormal Mystery? Check out Colleen Chesebro’s review! This is my favorite part: I began this novel one evening and could not put it down, reading far into the wee hours. The next thing I knew, the storyline infiltrated my own dreams! Read the rest of…

Review: Unashamed–Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim

I had the privilege to read early a book as compelling and provocative as its title suggests. Unashamed: Musings of a Fat, Black Muslim is the memoir of model and fashion icon Leah Vernon. It’s a gritty, raw telling of her life’s journey, starting as one of five children to a single mother in Detroit…

Should Writers Cater to Readers?

When we fiction writers put pen to paper or finger to keyboard or, I dunno, bloody toothpick to cocktail napkin, we are likely writing a story that 1. We enjoy in our heads enough to write it into reality, and 2. We hope others will enjoy as well. Lifelong readers have come to expect certain…

Drake and the Fliers has a wonderful new review!

Book blogger and fellow author Colleen Chesebro has read and reviewed Drake’s story, and I’m blown away by her thorough feedback. Here’s a bit of it: I love YA fiction and strong characters because I think these portrayals give hope to our teens in a chaotic world. Fictional heroes have a way of letting kids…