Special Tuesday Post: Debut Novel “A Moment’s Worth” is NOW AVAILABLE!

After all this time, after all the writing and editing and such, I am happy to announced that my debut novel, A Moment’s Worth, is now available for purchase!

These are the words that I’ve been prickling to write for quite some time, and now I have every right to saw so now.  It’s with that, that July 15th will always be a special day for me now. Continue reading “Special Tuesday Post: Debut Novel “A Moment’s Worth” is NOW AVAILABLE!”

Final Thoughts Before AMW Part 1 of 2: Feelings in the Brain

I always knew that I would be writing down this particular blog post the weekend before the release of my book.  I just can’t believe that weekend has arrived.

I have three days left before A Moment’s Worth is released to the world. Continue reading “Final Thoughts Before AMW Part 1 of 2: Feelings in the Brain”

Reflection: 1 Month (+1 Day) Since the Release of “The Shadows”

With A Moment’s Worth now being less than three weeks away from its release, it’s soon to be all that the attention will be on in my life (though it already very much is as that release date is coming up).  However, before all goes full swing into that particular work of mine, I want to look back on my first release that technically did cement the beginning of my career as an author; my short story, The Shadows.

I released The Shadows exclusively on Amazon on May 27th, which means it’s now been one month and one day since then.  It’s a fantasy story that focuses on the Council of the Sun Spirits (the shadows) and their observations of present-day humanity.  However, after one particular meeting where the Chieftain has had enough of hearing about shootings, cowardice, harm towards the environment and such, he declares a ban on the sun from appearing for the rest of time on earth.  It’s left to the rest of the council to show him how not all of humanity is like that, and shouldn’t be punished for the actions of certain individuals. Continue reading “Reflection: 1 Month (+1 Day) Since the Release of “The Shadows””

What I Walked For When I Walked at Graduation

My school does things a little weird.  While some colleges may have graduation ceremonies twice a year, mine on the other hand is one of those where there is only one graduate ceremony and only one undergraduate ceremony.  On top of that, my school is on the quarter system, so whether if you graduated in the fall or winter, the commencement ceremonies will always take place in the spring.

It’s with that in mind that I’d like to note that even though I got to walk in a cap and gown as one of about 4,000 students who walked this morning at my school, I haven’t officially graduated yet.  I’m taking a five-week class during the summer and in the fall, I have my remaining classes to take as an undergrad.  So the reality is, I actually will be completing my degree- and my minor- later in the year. Continue reading “What I Walked For When I Walked at Graduation”

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”