Summer is almost over, and the most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner. And no, I’m not only talking of the Fall, with its scents of cinnamon and burning leaves, the taste of everything-pumpkin-flavored, and Halloween. I’m talking about NATIONAL HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH. When I first started writing (back in 2009) … Continue reading The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
In my post from last month, "How Far Is Too Far? How Much Is Too Much?" I talked about how authors of young adult books are including more profanity, sexual situations, drug use, and other controversial content in their novels. I was really curious to find out in greater detail what readers of all ages … Continue reading Survey Analysis: How Far Is Too Far? How Much Is Too Much?
There has been much buzz lately about the blockbuster hit Wonder Woman, and I have to agree with those that say the buzz is for a GOOD reason. I won't give any spoilers, but I will say that there was so much about this movie that hit my heartstrings and made me ponder many things, long … Continue reading We ALL Need Superheroes
I need to talk about one of the elephants in the room: Race. We need to talk about race, for many reasons. In society, we still have a long way to go before we achieve equality among different races. In the world of fiction too, we have a long way to go before different races are equally represented. Hence the … Continue reading On Writing Diversely: A Message About Race
As of the writing of this post a little movie based off of a book has made its way to the theaters. And with that there came some backlash. The movie I'm referring to is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and the backlash came from an interview with the director Tim Burton. In this … Continue reading The Blindspot