The World of Destiny in the Shadows – A Map

Who knew that making a map of a dystopian science fiction world would be so time consuming? Plotting Nacin, Mercaine, and MoiRai on a map was difficult, but I finally got it done for you all! Make sure to check out Slave to War to continue where War Machine left off in the epic cliffhanger! … Continue reading The World of Destiny in the Shadows – A Map


Book Review: ‘The Swan Princes: A Christmas Tail’ by Maggie Lynn Heron-Heidel

Wow! Another Great Review For the Swan Princes!

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This novella is a contemporary retelling of the classic Swan Lake story.

The well known story has been cleverly recreated in a contemporary setting and style, with a variety of great characters that have been developed very cleverly and with good attention to detail. The best stories have characters that you love and others that you love to hate, and this book does not disappoint.

It’s great to see this story being given new life in a way that isis well-written and very enjoyable. It blends mystery, fantasy, romance and magical realism quite seamlessly to deliver a story that is very engaging and delivers some strong lessons about family, loyalty, and the power of love.

‘The Swan Princes’ has been awarded a Gold Acorn.

Find your copy here.

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The Swan Princes – An Exclusive Excerpt

Hi everyone! Here's an exclusive excerpt of the Swan Princes: A Christmas Tail - ... Sometimes I truly believe that crying is the one human emotion that can express everything words can’t. Crying for joy, crying as one laughs, crying for help…Well, right now, it was none of those things that had me bawlin’. Crying … Continue reading The Swan Princes – An Exclusive Excerpt

To Struggle – An Admission (An Inspirational Post)

I have a confession. Sometimes I struggle. Struggle - a word that I simultaneously love and loathe. It implies that I am less than able to cope with a situation or a problem. It makes me feel weak even admitting it's something I encounter. But to struggle also implies that I am still learning, which … Continue reading To Struggle – An Admission (An Inspirational Post)

Fight For What You Believe In – A New Challenge

There's a lot to say about the world these days, but few people are willing to see what's right with it. Likewise, even fewer of those who do see what's wrong are willing to do anything to change it. We all say things need to be changed, but no one seems to be standing up. … Continue reading Fight For What You Believe In – A New Challenge

“To Kill A Mockingbird” Removed From School Reading List

Do you agree with this controversial book banning?

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By Rayiah Ross

To Kill A Mockingbird, the award winning novel by Harper Lee, is being removed from a junior high reading list in a Mississippi school district. Published in 1960, the Pulitzer Prize winning novel deals with racial inequality in a small Alabama town, and in the justice system at large. Biloxi County school board Vice President Kenny Holloway told the Alabama Local News, the district received complaints that some of the book’s language “makes people uncomfortable.”

    To Kill A Mockingbird is an educational book that teaches students that compassion and empathy does not depend upon race or education. While at first blemish it may seem like a story filled with racially insensitive language, the true essence is quite to the contrary. In fact, Atticus Finch–one of the many main characters–says, “Don’t say n–ger Scout. That’s common.” To Kill A Mockingbird describes racial and rape inequality, and…

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Living The Authors Life

Hello everybody! What a weekend! Between the gorgeous weather, seeing great people, and a few day trips, it was a blast. Here's what was going on around my neck of the woods... At the Levitt Pavilion in Westport we heard some great Jazz... Down in Bridgeport Connecticut we saw some awesome restorations of classic … Continue reading Living The Authors Life