About Naive in Love by Tori Alvarez How do you know what love is if you have never experienced it? Love or infatuation? How's one to tell? Sophia is having trouble navigating these new experiences during her first year in college. Each time someone tells her to follow her heart, she is even more confused … Continue reading Review for “Naive in Love” by Tori Alvarez
Happy Write About It Wednesday, Writers! I hope you have had a good week so far. Monday was April Fools’ Day. Did you pull any pranks or get pranked? Maisie Williams from Game of Thrones and Jimmy Fallon pulled a pretty epic prank on The Tonight Show. Did you see it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw2SaHkGfss April Fools … Continue reading Write About It Wednesday: April Fools’ Day
About The Other Lane: A Modern Fairy Tale by Marla Holt Lane Benjamin never believed in fairy tales. Once upon a time, she had big dreams, but they never seemed to come true. Divorced, disappointed, and still a barista at twenty-seven, she feels like she's had an anti-Fairy Godmother. Then one day, the devastatingly handsome … Continue reading Review for “The Other Lane: A Modern Fairy Tale”
About "Between the Waves" by Ellie Malouff Sex, suspense, and romance in one enticing tale of former pro surfer Jake Garrant and a mysterious woman who calls herself Audrey Logan. AUDREY I moved to a small town on the island of Maui, ready to live out my days on my own and far away from … Continue reading Review for “Between the Waves” by Ellie Malouff
About "Never Forget (The Safeguarded Heart Book Three)" by Melanie A. Smith Just when Serafina Evans seems to have figured out how to make the relationships in her life work, the loose ends she knew might come back to haunt her threaten to unravel it all. But if she’s learned anything from her hardships, it’s … Continue reading Review for “Never Forget” by Melanie A. Smith
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=aV7Ag_TFlCc On Saturday my family and I will be attending the Boots & Buckles Benefit which is a fundraiser for a local organization called Refuge Services. Refuge Services is a non-profit organization that was established in Lubbock in September of 1999. Refuge Services aims to enhance the functioning of individuals, families, and groups. This … Continue reading Write About It Wednesday: Fundraisers
I saved him. Little did I know that saving him would save me. I've been running since I turned seventeen. Running from a past that continues to haunt my dreams. Running can only get you so far, sooner or later what you've been running from will catch up. Will I survive when it does? Eleanor … Continue reading Review of “Saving Ellie” byWhitney R.B.
It is Women’s History Month and I am a survivor of sexual assault. I don’t feel like my silence is benefiting anyone anymore.
I recently wrote about my experience for a friend’s #MeToo book, so I will not rehash the details here.
I am not writing this to point fingers, to assign blame, get attention or take advantage of the movement.
I am writing this for me.
I am writing this for my daughter.
I am writing this for the men and women around the world who are silenced in their fear, their shame and their guilt.
It happened almost 4 years ago. I was about to turn 30. I thought I had made it into the clear. I thought I was safe. My mom had used the R word to deter me from behaviors as a teen. Don’t drink, you’ll get raped. Don’t sneak out at night, you’ll get…
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Throughout the month of March millions of students across America have been enjoying Spring Break. It’s been a long time since I was in school and enjoyed Spring Break, but I still remember my most favorite Spring Break Adventures. When I was in eighth and ninth grade my theater teacher took a bunch of us … Continue reading Write About It Wednesday: Spring Break
For close to a year, I have been gathering stories from women around the world. These stories are their real experiences with sexual harassment, sexual assault, and all types of abuse. I was moved to put this collection together after I began writing about my own assaults and I realized that I found it very … Continue reading #MeToo Book Now Available