On Privileged White Male Authors Masquerading as Females for Money

Manifest Mondays

Manifest Mondays are my playground to blabber on about the writing life. So, listening to Book Riot's podcast episode #219 this past week, they mentioned that Riley Sager is a pen name for a fella named Todd Ritter. Jezebel broke the story. Every write up that followed - including Book Riot - made the clipped … Continue reading On Privileged White Male Authors Masquerading as Females for Money

American Dreams and All That Jazz

American Dreams: A Festival

I had the opportunity to attend the opening night festivities of American Dreams: A Festival, hosted by the UNLV's Black Mountain Institute and their newly adopted literary magazine, the Believer. It was nice to get out of my head for a few hours. I love Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. It's one of my … Continue reading American Dreams and All That Jazz

To outline, or not to outline, that is the question

Manifest Mondays

Manifest Mondays are where I chat exclusively about writing and the writing life. Talk to a writer. Any writer at any point in their career: fledgling, published, J.K. Rowling. Each and every one of us will tell you a different thing about the writing process. One stickler that jumps out to me is to create … Continue reading To outline, or not to outline, that is the question

Covered in gold inside my head

Wayback Wednesdays

Wayback Wednesdays are my weekly throwback series. Lead me to your water is the perfect companion piece to my entry from last Monday. Four years ago, I was floundering in my professional life. I was dying inside, wanting to tell stories and calling myself a writer but having no network to observe, no training to … Continue reading Covered in gold inside my head