The Importance of Reading to your Child – Guest Post

From birth to adulthood, reading is a must.  It is a very important skill for getting through tasks on a day-to-day basis; from something as simple as getting on the correct bus, to getting that 1000 word research paper to your boss.  Reading to your child starting at a very early age sets the foundation…

3 Ways To Catch Your Readers’ Eye

 # 1 – Numbers:                         Our brains have a knack for numbers; which is why you can guess (with a fair amount of accuracy) that the person in front of you in the express lane has more than twelve items without counting them. It all comes down to how the brain organizes numbers. According to Scientific…

8 Writing Prompts To Get You Writing

Prompt #1 Main character has started many short stories with many different settings – the issue is he never finishes them, so the characters are sitting in Limbo. Write a story about the author meeting these characters and finding a way to help them Prompt #2 Main character is a down-on-his/her-luck writer living in a…

How To Get Your Creativity Flowing

Tip #1 – WRITE You’ve heard the old adage “writer’s write” – this is essentially what I am talking about. To get your mind working, getting those gears and cogs mobile, you HAVE to write. A musician only gets better by practice, right? In order to learn to drive – practice. It’s the same thing…

Imposter Phenomenon – “I don’t deserve this.”

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you click the link and purchase an item, I’ll earn a commission at no extra cost to you Imagine you have graduated with a diploma or degree in your field. You’ve applied to your top choices of careers and you nailed the interview. You…

40 arrested and 2 dead in Chechnya LGBTQ+ crackdown

You can read the whole article here: Washington Post It’s the beginning of 2019 and while we’re all worried about keeping our New Years’ resolutions, the LGBTQ+ community in Chechnya fear for their lives. For the second time since 2017 innocent people have been rounded up and tortured for being queer. I can’t imagine the…

The Way Through – Canadian collection of short stories

Well, it’s happened. I am a published author! My short story has been picked to be printed in Polar Expressions yearly book publication and I couldn’t be happier! After years of self-sabotage and writer’s block, my dream finally came true. I am truly elated. I want to share it with you now: Regina’s Deception After…

Book Review – Sex and the Single Witch

Sex and the Single Witch is a collection of contemporary paranormal romance short stories involving witches by Theresa Alan, Carly Alexander, and Holly Chamberlain.  The first story is called Trouble with Witchcraft by Holly Chamberlain and I could not stand the main leads. Heaven is a spineless, cardboard cutout of a character with low self-esteem and very…

Book Review – Humans by Robert J Sawyer

Humans is the sequel to Hominids, the highly praised first volume in Sawyer’s Neanderthal Parallax trilogy. In this second instalment of the Neanderthal Parallax trilogy by Robert J Sawyer, Ponter Boddit takes geneticist Mary Vaughn to the near-utopia of the Neanderthal Earth. Mary Vaughn starts to question whether her relationship with Ponter is okay or whether it…

Book Review – Hominids by Robert J Sawyer

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you click the link and purchase an item, I’ll earn a commission at no extra cost to you Hominids, is book one in the Neanderthal Parallax trilogy and a science fiction alternate history trilogy written by Robert J Sawyer. A Neanderthal physicist named Ponter Boddit is accidently…

Book Review – Aftermath by Chuck Wendig

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you click the link and purchase an item, I’ll earn a commission at no extra cost to you Aftermath is set after the events of Return of The Jedi and explores what happened after Luke, Leia, and Han helped to bring down the Empire. I found…