"The mission of the historical fiction writer is more than just presenting facts as a biographer would do; she adds texture to the setting, insight into the personalities, and epic action to bring the past alive."
"We have limitless places within our minds’ to explore. There are no parameters here, friends. We stand on the cusp of the unmade. Anything goes."
"These books were my outlet to brave new ideas that challenged my viewpoint of the world around me. Brave new worlds to tear down the status quo and build up alternate rights or wrongs."
"Who knows what clever and enthralling things you may create in the process, or where that deceptively simple formula of person + place + thing may take you?"
"Sometimes what a story needs is one moment. Maybe it is an epiphany, maybe it is a twist, a red herring, or even just a mystery without an easy answer."
"One of the most striking aspects of I Dream in Color is the raw, emotional ride, through a character in the perpetual state of mental breakdown. It turns the spotlight on the darkness that lurks within our souls, that bubbles up when we are vulnerable. It asks many questions."
Today I have the pleasure of kicking off the second day of the blog tour for Allison Alexander's Super Sick: Making Peace with Chronic Illness. In this insightful account of the realities of being chronically ill, Allison shares the everyday challenges inherent to living in a society that is collectively programmed to disdain illness. She... Continue Reading →