Monthly Archives: October 2019

First Chapter, First Paragraph Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse by Jane Yollen

First Chapter, First Paragraph Finding Baba Yaga: A Short Novel in Verse By Jane Yollen First Chapter, First Paragraph You Think You Know This Story You think you know this story. You do not. You think it is about a princess who runs from a wicked king. It is not. You think it is about a charming prince who rescues, …

Graphic Novel Review of They Called Us Enemy by George Takei (co-writer), Justin Eisinger (co-writer), Steven Scott (co-writer), Harmony Becker (Artist)

“Years later, the trauma of those experiences continued to haunt me. Most Japanese Americans from my parents’ generation didn’t like to talk about the internment with their children. As with many traumatic experiences, they were anguished by their memories and haunted by shame for something that wasn’t their fault. Shame is a cruel thing. It should rest on the perpetrators …

Guest Post – Angela Boord “Writing and Parenting”

WRITING AND PARENTING Hi, my name is Angela. I’m a writer, and I have nine kids. Since I have nine kids, you might think I have this writing while raising a family thing figured out. That would be… wrong.  I actually stopped writing for many years, while I had Kids Four and Five (twins) through Kid Nine. Well… I didn’t stop writing …

First Chapter, First Paragraph Ash Kickers – Sean Grigsby

First Chapter, First Paragraph Ash Kickers First Chapter, First Paragraph My give-a-damn was busted. Now, if my mama had been standing beside me on the top of that Slayer truck, she would have said, “Tamerica Janeese Williams, why are you just staring at that dragon? Don’t you have a job to do?” I was staring at the dragon – this golden-brown bastard …