Summary After a home break-in leaves her shaken, young journalist Laura "Lo" Blacklock decides to bounce back by pursuing the assignment of a lifetime: a week-long excursion aboard the Aurora, a luxury cruise ship owned by billionaire Richard Bulmer. Lo quickly gets swept up in the grandeur of both the ship and its colorful passengers. … Continue reading The Woman in Cabin 10 – Book Review
It's a new year and a big canvas! I wish you many highs and lows, plenty of growth in your blogging, and new adventures just brimming with possibilities. This year, I'm committed to developing my own writing and pursuing publication for two of my works, The Swarm and the Flyer and its sequel, The Wrath and the Base. With A Quiet Place and Bird Box … Continue reading Happy 2019!
Reflections. Contemplation. Wonder. By nature, people look back on what has transpired. We envision the alternative choices we could have made. We mull over who we are, who we will become. With that, there's often a sense of longing. Wistfulness. People will tell you to focus on the present. To stop daydreaming. They will say … Continue reading Aural Autumn: Reflections, by Jabricon
Smile. When I first started posting Sounds of Summer and Aural Autumn, I had so many moments where I doubted myself. 'This is dumb,' I thought, 'nobody is interested in exploring music as it relates to creative writing.' I faltered and almost gave up. It seemed next to impossible to convey how much the right … Continue reading Aural Autumn: Smile, by Delectatio
I may be an aspiring author, but writing from a place of pure vulnerability is not something I practice all that often. Tonight, I'm exercising that right to let my walls down. Tonight, I'm taking the time to speak to my shortcomings and my strivings, to be still when hours of training and mental challenges … Continue reading A Future Ironman’s Promise
In writing, we discover that things of beauty burn. Tonight, I'm inspired by Hammock yet again. Their song "Things of Beauty Burn" has inspired me to reflect on what it means to write about loss. Every great story has equal parts success and defeat, bitterness and hope. For this reason, I write to embrace what … Continue reading Things of Beauty Burn
This is my success story, and I hope it'll be yours one day, too. Back in April of this year, I was contacted by a representative of Z Publishing House. She had come across my blog and expressed interest in receiving a submission of my writing for their fall publication, titled Texas's Emerging Writers: An … Continue reading My Work was Accepted for Publication!
Good horror stories have grown sparse. Why, in this day and age, have we seen fewer compelling characters and more violence in shows, movies, and books? Since when did survival and sacrifice become so mediocre (I'm looking at you, The Walking Dead)? The answer, I believe, lies in what many screenwriters and authors have neglected: … Continue reading The Swarm and the Flyer – Chapter 8: An Encounter Beyond Goatman’s Bridge (Part 2)
I read a post recently by a blogger, and in it, he wrote that in order for a blog to be successful, it has to have several key elements. One of the biggest pointers he gave is that a blog must offer something to readers, be it tips on writing, opportunities for networking, or giveaways. … Continue reading Share Your Moment – Watch the Sun Come Out Tonight
I'd like to put aside my creative writing and The Swarm and the Flyer for just a moment. Tonight, I'm writing with a message for each and every one of you. You will reach your goal. Where's this coming from, you ask? In part, it comes from my own realization that it's time to pump the … Continue reading You Will Succeed