August 2021

Supporting Diverse Writers Zoraida Córdova Zoraida Córdova is the acclaimed author of more than a dozen novels and short stories, including the Brooklyn Brujas series, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge: A Crash of Fate, and The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina. She also writes romance novels as Zoey Castile. In addition to writing novels, she serves on... Continue Reading →

Tarnished Tranquility

She's trudging through the forest as silence hits, sending chills through her despite the hike and heat of nearing sunrise. Could've been peaceful, under different circumstances. Determined to find her missing friend, she persists. Body growing numb. The forest's stagnant silence thickens. Her mind reels. Shouldn't have ignored the reports, her friend wasn't invulnerable. And... Continue Reading →

July 2021

Celebrating Diverse Creators This month's shoutout goes to FIYAH Literary Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction. Their current submission theme: LOVE, DEATH & ANDROIDS is about to close July 31st, so get in quick! I'm excited for their next edition featuring a collection of short stories from Black Authors on the theme above. Keep an eye... Continue Reading →

June 2021

Uplifting Diverse Writers As you probably know, the kids and I thoroughly enjoyed The Dragon Warrior when we read it recently, I couldn't go past giving author Katie Zhao a shoutout this month since we've started yet another of her novels and her brilliant writing needs to be shared. Katie Zhao is the author of... Continue Reading →

May 2021

Uplifting Diverse Writers A quick shout out to brilliant science fiction writer S.Z. Attwell, whose debut novel Aestus has been positively compared to the first of my favourite sci-fi universe, Dune. "Aestus (Latin for heat/agitation) is an adult dystopian science-fiction series set centuries after climate change has ravaged much of Earth. An epic story of vengeance, power,... Continue Reading →

April 2021

Supporting Black Writers First off, I'd like to give a shout out to Lornett Vestal and team over at the Evolving Man Project where, among other topics and musings, "each week [they] highlight an individual that embodies what it means to be an evolved person, famous and non-famous individuals alike. [Stating that] the world needs... Continue Reading →

March 2021

Sci-fi TV This might come as a shock to most, but- I’ve never seen Firefly. I’ve listened to endless podcast episodes, read countless blog posts, been part of numerous conversations between creatives, where Firefly has always been touted as the best-of-the-best in sci-fi story structure, world building and compelling characters, but I still had never... Continue Reading →

December 2020

Current Project Update Finished the 1st alien Culture, got the foundations down, enough to write their part of the novel, and flesh out the finer details as I write. They’re an advanced race, valuing knowledge. Collecting and consolidating genetic and intellectual data from planets with life via inter-dimensional rift pathways. But they’re not all virtuous.... Continue Reading →

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