Nice Girls Finish Last — In the Corporate Workplace

During the final years of completing my bachelor’s degree, I was overly focused on attaining my diploma and not whatever part-time job I held while working toward that milestone. This one-sided focus was particularly because I was a single parent and for years struggled to pay the bills working entry-level positions or entrepreneurial pursuits. When … Continue reading Nice Girls Finish Last — In the Corporate Workplace

Deconstruction of “Cross” by Langston Hughes

Below is the exact paper I turned in for my Literary Criticism class in the fall of 2016. This is a deconstruction from a black American female's point of view -- my specific point of view and interpretation -- of the poem. The word choice of the speaker in “Cross” suggests that he is aggrieved by … Continue reading Deconstruction of “Cross” by Langston Hughes

Update on S.N. Petro’s Book Series

Why is The Warrior's Seed no longer on Wattpad? What's up with the S.N. Petro series? Who is S.N. Petro? The video below has all the answers, and just might be the most boring video you'll watch all 2016. Believe me, I tried to redo this video many times. This is the best I could do … Continue reading Update on S.N. Petro’s Book Series

The Shaky Premise of Sexual Empowerment and “A Woman on a Roof”

Below is my reader response to "A Woman on a Roof" By Doris Lessing. I wrote this for a literary criticism class. I'm sharing because it covers a topic in feminism that I have real trouble with, the idea of sexual freedom as a form of power. My essay: My initial response to “A Woman … Continue reading The Shaky Premise of Sexual Empowerment and “A Woman on a Roof”

Yes, I’m Still on a Break — but I’m Not Gone!

I'm dedicating my time to furthering my education in writing. I've learned a lot from completing my first book, The Warrior's Seed. My mission now is to reduce the amount of time I spend editing my works and worrying about what my audience or family may think if I say what I really want to … Continue reading Yes, I’m Still on a Break — but I’m Not Gone!

Today’s Secret Weapons to Getting Published

I'm currently reading Shadow Throne by Django Wexler. The book is okay so far. I'm two quarters through. Although, I would have put it down by now if my job wasn't so slow that I have to have something to read to make it through the day. Reading through, I've gotten confused several times on … Continue reading Today’s Secret Weapons to Getting Published

I’ll Review Your Novel or Short Story

Let me read your short story or full-length novel! I'm addicted to reading. When I flip the last page of whatever I'm currently reading, I go into a mini panic, looking for to fill the sudden void.  So in an effort to save money and stop making the bookstore rich, I've turned to reviewing books. … Continue reading I’ll Review Your Novel or Short Story