Reading Wrap-Up for August

Books read: 14 Books by Women: 11 Books by POC: 5 Funniest Book: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell Saddest Books: Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead tied with The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen Most Interesting Format: Infidels by Abdellah Taïa Places Visited in Books This Month: Vietnam, Lagos, North and South Carolina, Boston, England, the inside … Continue reading Reading Wrap-Up for August

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Leave it On The Page

#PitchWars just finished for many of my comrades in arms and many of us are querying (as in watching their inboxes and going slowly crazy.) How do I know? I am one of those writers, so I definitely get it. One of the themes I kept seeing on the #PitchWars feed was Getting Ready for … Continue reading Leave it On The Page

“The Girls” And why I’m Glad I’m Not One Anymore

We’re a girl society. Girls with pearl earrings or dragon tattoos. Girls on trains and interrupted and gone. Those are really women’s stories. We like to call them girls, but they are women. “Woman” doesn’t ring sexy. “Woman” sounds settled, planted, while “Girl” feels as delicate and reed-like as a cattail. The recent release, Emma … Continue reading “The Girls” And why I’m Glad I’m Not One Anymore