Building a Classroom Library

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So, this week, let’s start off with some great news: I have accepted a position as a Language Arts teacher at a local high school! I am so excited for this position. Some of you may know, I originally went in to get my Master’s so I could eventually teach on the college level, but, […]

#PitchWars: Time To #PimpMyBio!

What’s up #PitchWars mentors and mentees. I have to admit, I’m kind of nervous. I’ve never done #PitchWars before, let alone #PimpMyBio. Not totally sure what is supposed to go in these things, but after cruising through a few posts, I am going to try my hand at it. As they say, you miss 100% […]

15 Jane Austen Adaptations You Need In Your Life

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2017 marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death. In the past few weeks there have been celebrations, including the reveal of a ten pound note featuring a portrait of Austen. She was only 41 when she passed, but in that time she managed to write seven novels, along with many more short stories found […]

Everyone Wants to Be Famous

Yup. Everyone wants to be famous. Except me. Someone mentioned to me that the screenplay I am currently working on had the potential to make me famous and it totally freaked me out. Sure I talk about how I want to be the next Shonda Rhimes, but for the most part, writers can be household […]

June Check In

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Can I start of by saying June was terrible for my writing? My friends keep telling me to not be hard on myself because I spent the month mostly novel revising and I had a birthday and major test to prepare for, not to mention thesis revisions. So yeah, June was busy, but I am […]

Book Giveaway!

I’m hosting a fun giveaway for Little and Lion by Brandy Colbert. I am so excited for this book. We need more books that show black queer love and discuss mental illness, which are both still relatively taboo subjects. When Suzette comes home to Los Angeles from her boarding school in New England, she isn’t sure […]

#BlackGirlMagic in Publishing

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First off, there is so much #blackgirlmagic happening in publishing write now. Angie Thomas, Tomi Adeyemi, Dhonielle Clayton. It is beautiful to finally see more black women making it in publishing. In theaters now is Everything, Everything, a YA romance based off of a book written by a wonderful black woman, Nicola Yoon. I get so […]

Summer of Color

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Recently looking at my bookshelf, I realized that there was something missing. This was emphasized more when my friends would talk about various authors of whom I had never read. As much as I preach about the beauty of people of color, and especially women of color, they were missing from much of my reading. […]

May Check-In

I totally forgot I was going to update every month on my writing progress for the year. As a reminder, I am aiming to write 200,000 words this year and was trying to do 85,000 words between January and March. Well, I am doing amazing at that first goal, but kind of bombed at the […]