In Tribute to Maya Angelou

I couldn’t pass up today without doing a quick post about this.  Whether a writer or not, everyone has heard of, and have at least read one book, by Maya Angelou.

photo retrieved via Wikipedia
photo retrieved via Wikipedia

Maya Angelou, the woman who graced us with her lyrical words and books about growing up in the Jim Crow South, while proving herself to be a Renaissance woman, died today at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.  She was 86-years-old. Continue reading “In Tribute to Maya Angelou”

Special Tuesday Post: Release of “The Shadows”!

After a week of final tweaks and such, I am happy to announce that my short story, “The Shadows,” is now available for purchase on Amazon!  My little story about the council of the Sun Spirits is now out in the world for everyone to check out and read (hopefully to their heart’s content). Continue reading “Special Tuesday Post: Release of “The Shadows”!”

Thoughts About Young Adult Fiction

There was a piece that was published on the Cosmopolitan website that I stumbled across on Twitter a few weeks back that I couldn’t help but find rather interesting.  It was an opinion piece written by author John Green (yes, as in the one who wrote the much talked about, New York Times bestseller, soon-to-be-released-as-a-film novel, The Fault in Our Stars) about why many of us continue to read young adult books, even long after we grow out of our teenage years. Continue reading “Thoughts About Young Adult Fiction”

Special Tuesday Post: Announcing “The Shadows”

designed by Lauren Lola
designed by Lauren Lola

I would like to announce a small eBook I am going to release.  It is called “The Shadows” and it is a short story that I have written.

While AMW is still very much in progress to completion, I wanted to release something in the mean time, just to give you a sense of what I am capable of writing.  This has been a super secret project that I’ve been working on for a while, and I’m so glad I finally get to share it with you all. Continue reading “Special Tuesday Post: Announcing “The Shadows””

4 Questions from Draven Katayama (loudlysilent)

Yesterday, a friend of mine thought it would be fun to send on over some interview questions for me to answer on my blog, which is what I’m taking the time to do today.  From this interview, you will learn even more details about my impending novel, as well as a few details about me in general.  This is the first time I’m posting an interview on this blog, so this is quite interesting for me- especially since I’m hardly ever the one being interviewed!

As for the interviewer who sent me these questions, that would be my lovely friend, Draven Katayama (loudlysilent).  For those who are unfamiliar with him, he is a comic book enthusiast.  He writes regularly for Geeked Out Nation as well as Newsarama.  He is also an avid blogger- he’s actually been blogging longer than I have.  You can find him here on his website as well as his Tumblr too. Continue reading “4 Questions from Draven Katayama (loudlysilent)”

Representation and Diversity Through Books

It’s Day 3 of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, and when not being occupied by schoolwork, I partake in it with my own contributions in social media, as well as checking out some of the others by other people (some of them coming from my favorite authors).  It was such brilliant timing when I heard about it, because it’s a subject that I’m really passionate about, and really involved in.

That’s right, you heard me.  Let’s talk about race. Continue reading “Representation and Diversity Through Books”

Thoughts About Gabriel García Márquez

It’s not everyday when an author’s name becomes a trending topic on Twitter.  However, when that is that case, then there’s often a legitimate reason why.  Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez was a trending topic this past Thursday when he passed away at the age of 87 from pneumonia.  Not only was this sad news for the Latin American community, but also the entire world. Continue reading “Thoughts About Gabriel García Márquez”

My Name Is Lauren… And I’m A Millennial

I’ve always been known to be an “old soul.”  I actually enjoy reading, I keep journals, I don’t like to go clubbing, I’m very selective about when I talk, I get along better with people who are older than me than people my own age, and so on.

However, I still have to be real.  I’m not as old as my mentality would show otherwise.  I’m what’s commonly referred to as a millennialContinue reading “My Name Is Lauren… And I’m A Millennial”