BBC, CNN, Daily Mail, Literary Hub, MSN, People.com, Publisher's Weekly, publishing, Romancelandia, social media, Susan Meachen, The Guardian, The New York Post, The New York Times, The US Sun, USA Today

Mini Musing 1/18/23 ~ A Brief Mention of Susan Meachen

This is another one of those situations where I normally keep my counsel. IMHO, everything that could be said about this author has been, at least, about the situation itself and the people she hurt. It's hard not to at least speak of her once when she seems to be in EVERY NEWS OUTLET in… Continue reading Mini Musing 1/18/23 ~ A Brief Mention of Susan Meachen

BIPOC, Black Mary, Flame Tree Press, Gunslinger Witch, NanoWriMo, Stagecoach Mary Fields, The Harder They Fall, Tinderbox, WattPad

Mini-Musing 1-1-23. It’s a New Year! 2023!

And my resolution is... HA! I stopped doing resolutions years ago! What I learned in 2022 or 2022 in a nutshell. Yes, I'm an author. Thank you to Flame Tree Press and my fabulous agent, Anne Tibbets of the Donald Maas Literary Agency. Thank you for representing me and accepting Tinderbox and Tarotmancer. Here's to… Continue reading Mini-Musing 1-1-23. It’s a New Year! 2023!

authors, BIPOC, books, comic, contemporary fantasy, dystopian, Epic Fantasy, Fantasy, fiction, graphic novel, Heroic Fantasy, manga, mass market paperback, N.K. Jemisin, publishing, science-fiction adventure, short stories, sword and sorcery, urban fantasy, writing, young adult

Fantasy Novels by People of Color or Why can’t I sign into Ms. Mojo to suggest this subject as a video?

There is almost nothing more annoying than trying to sign into a website, only to have it take you around in circles, requiring you to sign in again. How familiar are you peeps with the Mojo YouTube Channels? If you aren't, look them up. Their videos range from the hilarious to thought provoking. My idea… Continue reading Fantasy Novels by People of Color or Why can’t I sign into Ms. Mojo to suggest this subject as a video?

Amazon, anime, BIPOC, books, graphic novel, manga, Marvel Comics, Tinderbox, writing

Musing 12-13-22. How the Comic/Manga Publishers are Missing Out!

A few days ago, I asked about dreams. Well, I made a video, asking about dreams. https://youtu.be/_1LyMrBkKTY I asked people to tell me what were their dreams outside of writing and publishing. I said I'd love to see my work as a series, preferably animated but something I forgot to add, although I referenced it… Continue reading Musing 12-13-22. How the Comic/Manga Publishers are Missing Out!

Jazz, music, news, Sing, Song, soundtrack

It’s Hype Time! Presenting Adrienne West!

I spoke to the nicest lady who is also a talented jazz singer and composer, the fabulous Adrienne West! I love meeting new people, especially fellow artists! I would highly recommend you give her music a serious listen. Jazz is a genuine learning experience, just like everything else I'm trying to catch up on. Check… Continue reading It’s Hype Time! Presenting Adrienne West!

Barnes & Noble, books, Delaware Division of the Arts, publishing, social media, Tinderbox, Twitter, writing

Musing 8/19/22 The B&N Controversy

After seeing many posts on various Twitter feeds but no information, I was curious about the situation with Barnes and Noble. So of course I did one of my favorite things--researched. From what I'm understanding and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong-- Barnes and Noble will no longer be carrying hardcover copies of… Continue reading Musing 8/19/22 The B&N Controversy

Fantasy, fiction, Flame Tree Press, New Age, soundtrack, Tinderbox

Mini-Musing 08/06/22 – The Big Three

AH-HAH! You thought I meant the publishers didn't you? I'm currently working on a project that involves my creating a soundtrack for Tinderbox. I've enjoyed doing so, but while searching for more songs, I recalled certain favorites and I realized I haven't listened to any of them in several years and I'm not sure why.… Continue reading Mini-Musing 08/06/22 – The Big Three

books, Buy Black Movement, Important, mass market paperback, publishing

The Buy Black Movement. What About Writers?

Back on May 12th, I commented on both Twitter and Facebook about the Buy Black Movement. Big Brother and I had watched a YouTube video explaining its origins. Since neither of us were familiar with it, I did my thing by researching. It's a wonderful idea and something sorely needed in the black community. However...… Continue reading The Buy Black Movement. What About Writers?

authors, blog, blogging, books, Neil Gaiman

Mini-Musing ~ April 24th, 2022

So I'm taking some time from my writing to clean the two inch thick layer of dust and cat hair from my office. I'm also listening to Neil Gaiman's MasterClass. He's speaking of that dreaded question that strikes terror into the hearts of all writers. "Where do you get your ideas from?" I asked an… Continue reading Mini-Musing ~ April 24th, 2022

Amazon, comic, DC, Hulu, Invincible, Marvel, Netflix, superheroes, The Boys, The Guardians of Justice

Musing 3/1/22 – What Happened to the Heroic Superheroes?

Celebrate Women's History Month! I just finished watching The Guardians of Justice on Netflix. Why? I do not know. I was interested in seeing where yet another superhero series would do to further tarnish the very notion of superheroes. It didn't disappoint — or more accurately; it did. Filled with excessive violence, gore, blood, homophobia… Continue reading Musing 3/1/22 – What Happened to the Heroic Superheroes?