The Making of Coco LaSwish

Coco LaSwishShameless self-promotion time. Today is the birthday of my very first children’s book: Coco LaSwish-A Fish from a Different Rainbow. The official launch will be next month on Sunday, August 18 from Noon – 1PM at the Amor Spiritual Center (2528 Beacon Ave S Seattle, WA 98144), but the online launch...

Fledgling: The Best Vampire Book You Might Not Have Read Yet.

When I think SciFi, Octavia Butler is always at the top of my list.  Fledging was the last novel she wrote before she passed away and it was by far the best Vampire fiction I have come across. As with much of her writing, Bulter manages to bring a realism to her fiction. Her...

The Realities of the Writing Biz: The Blerd Romance that Never Was

So you wanna be a author? I know there are a few of you out there that do! Don’t lie! LOL Well, I’ve been writing professionally since I was 19, and let me tell you: Part of being a writer is learning how to deal with rejection. You get it from all sides —...

And the Winners of the Book and Emporio Armani Sunglass Giveaway are….

Thanks to all who entered the giveaway for a copy of Can't Stand the Heat and a pair of Emporio Armani sunglasses. Now to announce the winners! (They were chosen at random by Rafflecopter software.)Grand prize winner of a signed copy of Can't Stand the Heat and Emporio Armani sunglasses: Jennifer D.Runner ups  (winners of...

Book Review: The Summer Prince

Sometimes when I’m in the Young Adult section reading through the stacks, I can’t help thinking that if I see one more boring Gossip Girl knock off novel, I’m going to start kicking over shelves and setting shit on fire. Yes. It is that deep. I want to read something where I can’t read...

The Sookie Stackhouse Novels by Charlaine Harris

I have several books that I am reading right now and just finished reading.  I have a tendency to read a number of books at once, and then it takes forever and a day to finish each of them since I choose not to focus on one book at a time like normal people...