Anyone Can Write! ✒

To all aspiring writers: Have you always dreamed of writing a book but aren't sure where to start? Do you know there's a story or message inside you, if you only had the tools to uncover it? Do you want to be an author but doubt whether you're talented, educated, or qualified enough?Anyone can write a … Continue reading Anyone Can Write! ✒

Book Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Elite (2013) by Kiera Cass is the sequel to The Selection, and the second book in The Selection trilogy. In this story, we read the continuation of America Singer's stay in the royal palace as the 35 girls in the prince's Selection are narrowed down to just six contenders. The writing reads much the same as the first … Continue reading Book Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

Book Review: Grace, Gold & Glory, My Leap of Faith by Gabrielle Douglas with Michelle Burford

I was faithfully supporting young Gabby Douglas during the 2012 Summer Olympics, from the time she was selected for the only guaranteed spot on Team USA, ’til the moment she made Olympic history as the first woman of color and African American gymnast to win the individual all-around gold. Her tiny but strong frame, her … Continue reading Book Review: Grace, Gold & Glory, My Leap of Faith by Gabrielle Douglas with Michelle Burford

Author Spotlight: Jeanette Walls

The Class Castle is the haunting memoir of Jeanette Walls, a girl growing up with three siblings and two irresponsible parents. Mostly living in unclean, unsafe conditions, Jeanette’s parents, Rex, an alcoholic, and Rose Mary, an aspiring artist who could not lay down her ambitions for the sake of her children, migrated their family from … Continue reading Author Spotlight: Jeanette Walls

Book Review: 3 Graphic Biographies

Maus: My Father Bleeds History and Maus: …And Here My Troubles Began by Art Spiegelman are a two-part graphic biography of Spiegelman’s father, Vladek, a Holocaust survivor. These books tell the very sad and detailed accounts of Vladek’s experiences as a Polish Jew during World War II. As graphic novels, they depict the Jews as mice, Nazis as … Continue reading Book Review: 3 Graphic Biographies