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…

Bad Reviews, Seasonal Depression, and Pressing On

Today I’m over at Writing and Wellness¬†¬†discussing . . . let’s say making the best of things. Though I did laugh at Colleen’s tweet about the post this morning. I know what you’re thinking: Ooh, bad reviews and seasonal depression?? Sign me the hell up for that. Don’t worry. It won’t make you want to…

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…

My Only Birthday Wish

My birthday is in a few days, and I only want one thing. Seeing as it conveniently overlaps with everyone’s reflecting on the past year, this should be easy. Here goes. If you read a book you loved this year, go to its Amazon and/or Goodreads page and write a review for it. That’s it.…

A Story About Reviews

Can I get sappy on you guys for a second? I was looking at this image on my computer. These are reviews for The Seventh Seed, which officially released less than a week ago, on October 24th. Reviews have been coming in since then, and as of a few minutes ago, it has 16 with…