Fia’s Story: Bad Kitty Turned Good

Three years ago, I was born in an alley behind a chicken joint. My mom disappeared when I was a kitten. It was up to me to take care of my four siblings. We survived on scraps of fried chicken wings and fake mashed potato gravy. The owners hated having us around and...

Cooking at Home #HelloFresh Style

Most of the time, cooking is therapeutic, because I like to do everything as fresh and from scratch as possible and have plenty of time. Me and Mr. Man get a great meal, but half my day goes to cooking and cleaning instead of writing. One of my writing goals for this...

I Hate Family Secrets

I was ten years old when I found out my sister existed. I was forty before I knew her name. For the most part, mom raised me by herself.  She was a good woman, very practical. She worked hard, put my needs first and didn’t shelter me about how the world really...

Paying Lipservice to Diversity

I promised myself I wasn’t gonna be one of those people. I’m gonna be one of those people. It started out harmlessly enough. It’s PitchWars time again and even though I don’t have a MS to submit, I’m interested in which mentors would be a...

Can You Ever Go Back?

My personality has two modes. Extreme homebody and party girl. The homebody stays home to cook, clean and do writerly things. The party girl is at the bar at midnight on a Tuesday eating wings and drinking all the whiskey. Something about winter brings out the worst...

#ThisIsHowINovel: Writing the sequel

It feels like I’ve been working on Blood Awakening forever. Originally this was going to be the first book in the Awakening series. Years ago, I wrote a good three quarters of the novel, only to realize the story needed an entire overhaul. The original conflict...