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

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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?

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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

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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?

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So Maybe it’s Time to Update That List, @SFWA?

Now that I am an unofficially published author (WAHOO!) I looked at the SFWA membership again. At one point, they advised me they were giving diverse writers free memberships. I tried applying, but it always made me key in my card number and such. I was wary about that and it didn't seem that I… Continue reading So Maybe it’s Time to Update That List, @SFWA?