Writing stuff

A Bit of News- interview, audiobook, and translation

A Bit of News- interview, audiobook, and translation
Haven't been here for a while-- the past year was not my favorite. But the upcoming one promises to be better! It'll be a full one, so I'll be trying to squeeze in writing when I can. My life has definitely taken some twists I never saw coming, but I'm happy to go with them, since one of those previous twists led me to being an author and to sharing my stories with wonderful readers. :)   On to the news: Last month I was interviewed by Sequential Tart as part of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks Read more [...]

The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore
This Sunday I decided to do something off the beaten path, so I packed up the husband for a trip to a place I’d only heard about in rumors—The Last Bookstore. A friend mentioned once that there was a magical store in LA where books became works of art and plenty of good reads could be had for just a dollar. After a bit of googling, I located the two-story independent bookstore. Turned out it was only nine miles away, in downtown LA (although nine miles is kind of far in LA’s space-time Read more [...]

Coffitivity

I'm a homebody, so I've never gone to Starbucks to write, but we all know (or learn from TV) that it's "something writers do." I thought it was mainly about getting out of the house--some people can start to go batty when they're cooped up all day (not me; I'm a hermit). There's also the people-watching benefit, but that's probably best in a planning stage rather than a drafting stage. Well, turns out, there may be more to it. A study published in the Journal of Consumer Research shows that a Read more [...]