Diverse means variety. If variety doesn’t exist then life would be dull. There should be diversity in books. There should be a range of styles and stories and characters and situations and experiences available for readers. The wonderful thing is that because there are so many options available you get a choice. You can choose… Read More Diverse thinking
Today as I knelt on the ground holding an elderly stranger’s wound, talking to him as if I knew him, his blood on my skin, I thought about nothing but making sure he was okay. With no opportunity to adhere to universal precautions, knees starting to ache after 15 minutes, wind making my hair ‘scary’…… Read More Kind stranger
I’m not sure if you’ve read Running Rings yet. It was my first stand alone in the Ruthless Beings World. It’s the story of a young woman who was held captive for 84 days being raped, barely fed, and having no dignity. It’s the story of how she tries to make sense of her life… Read More 84 days: blurring truth and fiction
Dear Bully, Do you know you’re a bully? Maybe you don’t. But I know you’re a bully, and other people know you’re a bully too. This isn’t just because you don’t like people, because it’s up to you who you like and why. Maybe you’re easily influenced by others about who you should like, because… Read More Dear bully…
Do I write romance? No. Romance novels are defined as – primary focus on the relationship and romantic love between two people, and must have an “emotionally satisfying and optimistic ending.” There are romantic elements to my books as they relate to love, but my books do not contain the same type of language, style or pattern… Read More I don’t write ROMANCE!
Why can’t I just play nice? Why can’t I just write a book that every single person loves? Why can’t I just give people what they want? I don’t know. Maybe because I’m contrary, and they should have called me Mary. No, that’s not the reason. The Ruthless Beings series, and subsequent Ruthless Beings World… Read More Why can’t I just play nice?
How many books have you read this year? What type of books do you like? Are you reading the types of books you like? Have you picked up a pity purchase or freebie and you’re terrified to leave feedback because you hated it THAT much? Hmm. You may have Jaded Reader’s Syndrome. Don’t worry, it’s… Read More Jaded Reader’s Syndrome