Finding My Voice.

Nothing is ever really lost, or can be lost, No birth, identity, form—no object of the world. Nor life, nor force, nor any visible thing; Appearance must not foil, nor shifted sphere confuse thy brain. Ample are time and space—ample the fields of Nature. The body, sluggish, aged, cold—the embers left from earlier fires, The light in the eye grown … Read More

Don’t Cry Alone in the Bathroom

April 19, 1995 – This was the first time in my few short years when I realized evil was real. It wasn’t reserved for storybook characters or fantasy lands. It existed in my world, and it was no respecter of persons. A newspaper with this image on the front page lay on the counter top. I vividly remember the profound … Read More

My Musical Muse: Ep. 1

Music is, aside from the writing itself, the biggest part of my creative process. Every now and then I come across a song, artist or album that I just connect with. It’s one of those moments where you feel the lyrics and the rhythm in an emotional way, and it just fits. Or maybe I’m weird and don’t emotionally connect … Read More

2017 Has a New Name

As I wrote in a previous post, every new year, I name the upcoming one based on what I hope to figure out, do, or achieve in those 365 days. To be honest, I’d struggled trying to find a fitting name for 2017 as I had plenty of plans and goals but no simple way to sum up what I … Read More

Lift As You Climb – You Won’t Climb Alone

I love success stories. I especially love success stories that involve people who’ve overcome tremendous struggles to achieve their goals. In the past few years, I’ve witnessed fellow authors grow to New York Time bestseller levels and sign movie/TV deals. I’ve seen many commit to leading their lives in a more health-conscious way, losing 50+ pounds or giving up sugar … Read More

A New Year – A New Name

Several years ago, my wonderful friend and personal Yoda, Elizabeth Isaacs, introduced me to her New Year’s tradition. Anyone who knows me, realizes how much I truly loathe New Year’s resolutions. Most of the time, it’s a poor excuse for good intentions, and more often that not, you don’t fulfill them, and you wind up feeling like a failure. This reaction … Read More

…but that isn’t believable

YA. Young-adult. Teen reads. However you want to say it, it’s a genre that’s been up in the air for the past decade or so. By publishers’ standards, it’s generally accepted that the main character falls between the ages of 12-17. Since the dawn of novels like Twilight, readers’ ages have branched out in both directions. In fact, according to Publisher’s Weekly, over half … Read More