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Kids have a lot of questions… that is no secret! But someone has a haunting secret (and plethora of questions) bound within the pages of When Darkness Tries to Hide by Stacy Padula.
Tonight, I am feeling very thankful and honored to be 1 of the 4 authors selected, out of 5,000, to be featured on the home page of my publisher’s website. To be chosen as a face of the company that has helped so many authors make their dreams come true and to know that the team you work with believes in you/your mission is incredible.
My latest book “The Forces Within” was read this month by an inmate in an Atlanta prison. He was kind enough to write a review, and the chaplain shared it with a network of authors who sent it to me. I wish I knew more about the man’s story who wrote this… The Forces WithinContinue reading “A Prisoner’s Review: The Forces Within”
A collection of my personal reactions to: In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway, A Good Man is Hard to Find by Flannery O’Connor, Nine Stories by JD Salinger, & The Stories of John Cheever. May 25, 2005 A lot of emotional suffering took place within the first three chapters of “In Our Time.” Between theContinue reading “Short Fiction: Hemingway, O’Connor, Salinger, & Cheever”
The Rocking Horse Winner, by D. H. Lawrence, is a captivating story of death, devotion, love, luck, wealth, and family. The imagery of sight and sound that Lawrence uses throughout The Rocking Horse Winner is a key factor of the story’s captivating ability to its readers. As a result of the visual imagery Lawrence bringsContinue reading “The Rocking Horse Winner”
In Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Stevenson depicts a Victorian London that is almost entirely without women. There are many aspects of life that are associated with women. By excluding women from The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Stevenson avoids clouding up the plot with aspects irrelevant to the case. The oneContinue reading “Masculinity in Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde”
A startling reality–life does not always turn out the way we want it to. People can strive for the best, set their sights, and reach for the stars. They can study, study, and study. They could give one hundred percent to their passions in life, or conquer their conquests and achieve their goals. Then the ironyContinue reading “Why I Love Creative Writing”
Coming to Barnes & Noble, Amazon, and other retailers this month
The Aftermath follows Jason Davids’ journey of self-discovery, as he tries to overcome a destructive lifestyle. Jason, a high school freshman, has been caught up in drug use for the past two years. After a natural disaster strikes his town and lands one of his classmates in a coma, Jason feels responsible for the tragedy,Continue reading “Back Cover Write-up: The Aftermath”
Below is a preview of “The Aftermath” – to be released this fall: Prologue Jason Davids glanced at his bedroom clock. Seven nineteen. Twenty-four hours had passed since one of the darkest moments of his life. He sighed and fell back on his unmade bed. He curled into the fetal position and tried with allContinue reading “Teen Realistic Fiction Book that Deals with Substance Abuse & Recovery – Coming fall 2013”