Tag Archive | books

“We’re All Mad Here” – New Doors, Black Rabbits

  Writing fiction is a new hobby of mine. I love doing the journal type stuff, but over the past year, I’ve been doing short stories and flash pieces, and they’ve been fun to write. Using only my imagination to create something, and not being afraid to journey to the dark parts of my mind has […]

Book Review: The Twelve Tribes of Hattie

“You ain’t strong like she is. You got a soul that cain’t be still. Your mama did too at one time, but she wrestled it down. Yours look like it’s running you.” Ayana Mathis’ debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, is a collection of short stories that speak life to the complexities of Black […]

Book Review: Broken in Soft Places by Fiona Zedde

My second book review is up at Elixher. How awesome is it that I get to spend my days reading, writing and writing about reading? I’m hoping to turn it into my main money-maker one day. It’s the only thing I can see myself doing for the rest of my life. I’ve gotta say though, it’s […]

Book Review: The Summer We Got Free by Mia McKenzie

I’ve been tapped to do book reviews for Elixher.com, a website dedicated to “all things empowering, thought-provoking, and pertinent to the Black female queer community and experience.” It’s one of my favorite sites these days, so I’m really honored to be able to bring something to the Elixher community. My first review is of the […]

Militant Love

The world is a better place when you allow yourself to love freely, with no restrictions. With no fear of pain or betrayal. Let love flow unfiltered. A great majority of the past year and a half have been spent in emotional numbness, denial and self-absorption. Love’s hangover. I don’t regret any of it, nor […]

Book Review: “Simon Says,” by Theresa Davis

“Simon Says” is the fifth self-published book by world-renowned poet and spoken word artist, Theresa Davis. In this book of poetry and prose, Davis gives the readers a peek into her world as an educator and mother of school-aged children, covering issues such as bullying, reluctant students, and latchkey kids who were too soon made […]

Book Review: “The Grown Woman’s Guide to Greatness: Eight Spiritual Lessons You Must Learn Today,” by Lakara Foster

Lakara Foster’s second published book, “The Grown Woman’s Guide to Greatness,” is an easy to understand, accessible read for women of all ages. In it, Foster exposes her rawest self, sharing her journey of spiritual growth, one of many voices on various life paths, to incite self-awareness and discovery. Through the use of Biblical principles, […]