Behind the Poems: Drill Sargeant Dad

Welcome to my series “Behind the Poems.” You can read the other posts here. “Drill Sargeant Dad” was originally published in December 2016 in an online journal called Page & Spine that is no longer active. Drill Sergeant Dad I. Second Grade I came home from school each day with homework, but didn’t need toContinue reading “Behind the Poems: Drill Sargeant Dad”

Behind the Poems: The Crayola Dance

Welcome to the next installment of my series “Behind the Poems.” You can read the other posts here. “The Crayola Dance” is the last piece published in The Cypress Dome, UCF’s literary journal. As you can see from above, I am not an HTML coder and cannot properly display the poem but this is closeContinue reading “Behind the Poems: The Crayola Dance”

Behind the Poems: D Major

Welcome to the next installment of my “Behind the Poems” series. Check out more of these posts here. This is another poem published in my alma mater’s literary journal, The Cypress Dome. It’s one of my earliest forays into acrostic poems and it set off my love for the format. D Major Calloused fingertips pressContinue reading “Behind the Poems: D Major”

We Now Return to a Bi-Weekly Schedule

I pulled back from blogging for the last couple of years to give myself time to recalibrate. My work/life schedule became overwhelming and I couldn’t fit blogging in as much as I used to before. But I find myself at a steadier pace these days with a better grasp on my time. So, I’m goingContinue reading “We Now Return to a Bi-Weekly Schedule”

Behind the Poems: Leonids

Welcome to the second installment of a series I’m doing called Behind the Poems. You can see the first post here. I had the great honor of having one of my earliest published poems accepted at The Cypress Dome, the literary journal from my alma mater, the University of Central Florida. This poem, workshopped inContinue reading “Behind the Poems: Leonids”

Fat Chance Charlie Vega Book Review

Disclosure: Some of the links in this book review for Fat Chance, Charlie Vega are affiliate links. If you click them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. The decision of whether or not to buy something is completely up to you. I was graced with an ARC of Fat Chance, Charlie VegaContinue reading “Fat Chance Charlie Vega Book Review”

Wayward Witch by Zoraida Cordova Review

Disclosure: Some of the links in this Wayward Witch review are affiliate links. If you click them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. The decision of whether or not to buy something is completely up to you. The third and final installment in Zoraida Cordova’s Brooklyn Brujas series absolutely delivers. Wayward WitchContinue reading “Wayward Witch by Zoraida Cordova Review”

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas Book Review

Disclosure: Some of the links in this book review for Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas are affiliate links. If you click them to make a purchase the book tour company Hear Our Voices will earn a commission. The decision of whether or not to buy something is completely up to you. I had the goodContinue reading “Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas Book Review”

Lobizona by Romina Garber Book Review

Disclosure: Some of the links in this Lobizona book review are affiliate links. If you click them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. The decision of whether or not to buy something is completely up to you. I received an e-book advanced reader copy from the publisher Wednesday Books. This review isContinue reading “Lobizona by Romina Garber Book Review”

Meagan Reads YA Horror: Category Five by Ann Davila Cardinal

Disclosure: Some of the links in this book review for Category Five are affiliate links. If you click them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. The decision of whether or not to buy something is completely up to you. The team at Tor Teen graciously sent me an Advanced Reader Copy, makingContinue reading “Meagan Reads YA Horror: Category Five by Ann Davila Cardinal”