Word Prompt | September 2021

Stimulate your Muse with this one-word prompt! I recommend going somewhere quiet with your laptop or pen and paper and thinking about this word for at least 3 minutes. Ambition What images come to mind? What emotions? What memories? What desires? Now write. Happy Writing! ~MJ

Review | Theseus and The Minotaur – by Sonia Elisabetta Corvaglia, Illustrated by Anna Lang

Theseus and The Minotaur, by Sonia Elisabetta Corvaglia and illustrated by Anna Lang is part of the Little Library of Greek Myths published by Starry Forest Books and will be available for purchase on 21 September 2021. This is the third book in this series that I have read to my son Dante for a… Continue reading Review | Theseus and The Minotaur – by Sonia Elisabetta Corvaglia, Illustrated by Anna Lang

Review | Zeus – by Sonia Elisabetta Corvaglia, Illustrated by Anna Lang

Zeus, by Sonia Elisabetta Corvaglia and illustrated by Anna Lang is part of the Little Library of Greek Myths published by Starry Forest Books and will be available for purchase on 21 September 2021. This is the second book in this series that I've read to my son Dante at bedtime. Like the first, Hercules… Continue reading Review | Zeus – by Sonia Elisabetta Corvaglia, Illustrated by Anna Lang

Review | Hercules – by Sonia Elisabetta Corvaglia, Illustrated by Anna Lang

Hercules, by Sonia Elisabetta Corvaglia and Illustrated by Anna Lang is part of the Little Library of Greek Myths published by Starry Forest Books and will be available for purchase on 21 September 2021. I read this story to my son, Dante, who is turning 4 next month. He really enjoyed it and was engaged… Continue reading Review | Hercules – by Sonia Elisabetta Corvaglia, Illustrated by Anna Lang

Monthly Writing Prompt – September 2021

What a better way to begin a new month than with a writing prompt? I hope you enjoy this one! A song is playing. The rhythm tingles into your limbs, stirring emotions deep within. A memory springs up, a painful one. It weaves its way from a blurry whisper into a vivid imagining that feels… Continue reading Monthly Writing Prompt – September 2021

Monthly Writing Prompt – August 2021

Hello everyone! Here is another writing prompt to help stimulate your muse! Hope you enjoy! ***Writing Prompt*** There is red in the air. From every angle, it's all that can be seen, or is just all that you can see? Beads of wet liquid are running down your skin. Your awareness pushes away from the… Continue reading Monthly Writing Prompt – August 2021

Monthly Writing Prompt – July 2021

It has been a really long time since I posted anything to this blog and a lot has taken place in that space but I am back and ready to put fingers to keyboard again! I want to begin with something small: A writing prompt. I host a local writers critique group in my area… Continue reading Monthly Writing Prompt – July 2021

Adding Art to Your Book

Most authors plan to have an elaborate cover for their book.  We've all heard the phrase "Don't judge a book by its cover" but.... we all judge books by their covers, so making sure we have a good one for our own is at the top of our pre-publishing checklist. What about art throughout the… Continue reading Adding Art to Your Book

Systemic Racism and White Ignorance: White Privilege

I've seen a lot of social media posts from white people saying they have not experienced white privilege.  I have also received scathing letters from relatives explaining all the reasons why white privilege doesn't apply to them. Yet some whites are calling out white privilege and circulating #blacklivesmatter content on social media with a vengeance.Why do… Continue reading Systemic Racism and White Ignorance: White Privilege

Review: I’m Not Dying With You Tonight, by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

I was skeptical how good this book might be because one of its coauthors, Kimberly Jones, had a video about racism and social contracts that went pretty viral after the death of George Floyd. Part of me thought this book's popularity was hype surrounding that. I was 300% wrong. This book had me turning the… Continue reading Review: I’m Not Dying With You Tonight, by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal