Celebrating 5 Years of Publishing

I’m one for celebrating milestones—even the little milestones. I celebrated the day I signed with an agent (as brief as a time that was), the end of each project or novel, the number of blog posts I’ve written, and the number of followers I reach on different social media. But this milestone snuck up on … Continue reading Celebrating 5 Years of Publishing

Writing Update: Dark Reflections

I’m happy to announce that I have finally finished the rough draft of Dark Reflections! There are still several stages to complete before saying it is ready for publishing, but the first and most important step has been completed. The rough draft is 224 pages, 103,671 works. The screen prints below show the statistics from … Continue reading Writing Update: Dark Reflections

New Adult: A Reader’s/Writer’s Perspective

I’ve seen and heard many people ask the question: what is the difference between young adult and new adult novels? A very understandable question since there are many aspects and topics addressed in the two genres that overlap. So, since I write and read both genres, I thought I write a post that explains the … Continue reading New Adult: A Reader’s/Writer’s Perspective

Happy New Year: A 2017 Sum Up and Goals for 2018

Happy New Year to all my Readers! I don’t want to make this long. It's just been a while since I last posted my writing achievements and goals on my website. Plus, one of the things I like to focus on this new year is my blog--and I felt this was a good first step. … Continue reading Happy New Year: A 2017 Sum Up and Goals for 2018

Fictional and Real Pirate Women that Inspired my Character

Meriden Cummings, the main character from Death Island, is living her life during the Golden Age of Piracy (1650 to 1730). It’s during this age that women made their mark at sea. Some you might have heard of while others you might have not, such as Mary Read, Rachel Wall, and Cheng I Sao. Many … Continue reading Fictional and Real Pirate Women that Inspired my Character

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose, California

The past week, I visited the Bay Area of San Francisco, and one of the places I went to was Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum. According to their website, the buildings are all inspired by the Temple of Amon, and that this Museum holds the largest collection of Egyptian artifacts in western North America--including items from pre-dynastic to Egypt's early … Continue reading Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum, San Jose, California

Gods of the Dead: A Comparison of Anpu (Anubis) and Ah Puch

Looking at how different cultures perceive death, we can start to understand how they embrace it. Especially when it comes to how they shape their afterlife, the gods who run it, and the roles those gods play in everyday life. From first glance, one can detect several similarities between ancient Egyptian and ancient Mayan perspectives … Continue reading Gods of the Dead: A Comparison of Anpu (Anubis) and Ah Puch