Review for “Naive in Love” by Tori Alvarez

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

Write About It Wednesday: April Fools’ Day

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

Review for “The Other Lane: A Modern Fairy Tale”

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”

Review for “Never Forget” by Melanie A. Smith

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

Write About It Wednesday: Fundraisers

  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

The R Word and other things mama warned me about. . .

The Big Bad Mama Wolf

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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