It's finally happened! Beneath Them was just published today! This is a great novel for anyone looking for a story that's out of the norm--something both heartbreaking and scary. I may be a little biased since I personally edited it but, it's one title that I'm extremely proud of and have high hopes for. Natalie … Continue reading Beneath Them is Finally Available!
My love for books started when I was a child. And little did I know, it would all lead to something big--I would chose books and storytelling to be my life's passion and work. Life wasn't always perfect in the books I read but at least things always worked out. As a child with a … Continue reading Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day
HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Well, 2016 was looking pretty grim overall and it looks like it'll be ending with a lot of stress being brought on by the presidential election, school, and life--of course. But you know what? Everything is okay and there were a lot of blessings this year, too. Life is good. May you recognize all … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving Weekend!
It's been about six months since I first posted on WP so, why not bore you with a life update? It's been nine months since I moved to Hawaii and started my career in publishing, 10 months since I graduated with my bachelor's degree, and 4 weeks since I started grad school. That's pretty much … Continue reading Life Update #2: Helicopter Cemeteries & Computer Screens
The basics: A proofreader will examine while an editor will make direct and deliberate changes to your text. A proofreader will make marks because something is wrong with the punctuations used, grammar, and typos were found. An editor will do that and also make marks because the text can be written/communicated better. A proofreader won't tell you that … Continue reading Proofreader vs. Editor
Since I've moved to Hawaii I always seem to get the same, "Do you love it there? I bet it's amazing!" reaction. And it's usually from friends/family that have scrolled through their Instagram or Pinterest feeds and see nothing but glamorous, Photoshopped pictures of palm trees and aqua water. When all you see are those types of pictures, how can … Continue reading Living on Oahu, Hawaii and I Don’t Like the Beach
Recently, I was asked what advice I could provide for prospective graduating English majors. If you pick up a brochure from a university in Connecticut, you may see that I am the first name listed there. Though I wanted to be helpful, this subject always brings up mixed feelings for me. This subject brings on a … Continue reading Dear English Major
Getting scholarships to fund your education is a lot harder than everyone lets on! When your time comes to start looking, scholarships are what people will tell you to go out and get. What they forget to mention is that getting a scholarship is a lot like winning a pageant and exactly like winning a … Continue reading Scholarship Matters
The 2016 Honolulu Writers, Authors, and Poets Gathering and the 2016 Pacific Rim Book Awards has officially come and gone! I just wanted to take the time to say that it was an honor to be able to attend as faculty. It's definitely an event writers in Hawaii and far away should check out! I … Continue reading 2016 Honolulu Writers, Authors, and Poets Gathering
Are you confused or stressed out about whether or not you should go to college? Good, that means you're actually thinking critically about it. Family, friends, and society in general will tell you that it's what you should do and that you won't amount to very much if you decide not to … Continue reading Why Some People Should Avoid College