This is one of the most beautiful poetry books that came into my life. I have many books on poetry from classics like Edgar Allen Poe or books on English poets, but wanting something more modern I came across this beautiful work. I felt the poems as if she wrote them knowing me since I … Continue reading 28 DoBR: Milk and Honey Rupi Kaur
I've said it many times before, too much perhaps, how writing began as a therapy for me. I came across a blog post that made many good points toward the subject of writing and therapy. I've never hidden that I have been in therapy, I call it mental maintenance, and it was suggested to me … Continue reading The Word: Writing Can Be Therapy…Truth!
At nine years old, I walked home from school each day to hunch over my wooden desk and furiously write a horror story on the wide-ruled paper of a notepad. I included elements of friendship and love, mystery and adventure, and the haunting images from my too-active imagination. I finished the short tale over a … Continue reading The Word: 4 Insights from My Writing Journey by Joshua Robertson
Whether it was my bestselling short story Human Ouija or really anything I've written you can see the influence this book has had on me and my writing. I've even described myself as a spiritualist-type of person. I never really understood what my beliefs were growing up. I knew I believed in being a good … Continue reading 28 DoBR: The History of Spiritualism by Arthur Conan Doyle
It's not just this book alone that is important, but the entire Crossroads in the Dark anthology series that is. Why? They are charitable. This edition marks the fifth installment of the series and it's raising money for St. Jude's Hospital. All the work that goes on behind-the-scenes (cover services, formatting, editing, and any/all that … Continue reading CRITD: Beyond the Borders – What’s so important about it?
The next anthology in the Crossroads in the Dark series is coming soon. I submitted my story O.W.L.S., which is a sci-fi story. I've wanted to do something dealing with aliens for a long time but I wasn't sure if I'd be able to, but I made it work. This particular story revolves around a … Continue reading CRITD: Beyond the Borders – What I submitted and what inspired O.W.L.S.
This is a darker entry and it's a children's book. I was looking up artist in the middle of the night some time back and came across Gorey. I love his style and he's become one of my favorite artists. I had seen little gifs of his work that had come alive on the internet, … Continue reading 28 DoBR: The Gashlycrumb Tinies by Edward Gorey