Where to begin? It's been a year since I've created a new blog post. It's been almost as long since I've written anything longer than a grocery list! Sooo... How are you? No, really. Is everyone doing okay? 2020... It's been quite a year! An overwhelming year. The kind of year that sucked out our… Continue reading Life Updates: September 10, 2020
What They Took With Them: An Independence Day Reminder
One of my coworker-friends recently passed her citizenship test. Her swearing-in ceremony is on Monday. Another coworker-friend was able to get his citizenship a few months ago. He just bought his first house. I was born and raised in the United States, but according to Ancestry, only one percent of my DNA has roots in… Continue reading What They Took With Them: An Independence Day Reminder
Diversity in Fiction: Am I Commiting Cultural Appropriation?
Pedigree noun an ancestral line; line of descent; lineage; ancestry. a genealogical table, chart, list, or record, especially of a purebred animal. distinguished, excellent, or pure ancestry. derivation, origin, or history: *This post was inspired by The Daily Post: Pedigree I have played at writing a novel for YEARS. During that time, I've written several short stories. I wrote an article for Goth Times—although I don't identify as Goth. (I'm rubbish with eyeliner! LOL) But writing a novel is different.… Continue reading Diversity in Fiction: Am I Commiting Cultural Appropriation?