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Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Authors, readers, and bloggers are uniting again his year to fight stigma, spread mental health awareness, and support the prevention of suicide. To enc…
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Teachers are badasses: why my upcoming protagonist is one

As I was planning my upcoming series, Kingdom of Curses and Shadows, I thought that I wanted the main female character to be a badass. It was mostly for variety, since in my previous novels the heroin…
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Some thoughts on wavy, bushy, and curly hair.

I have a black grandma, or had, as she’s been gone from this world for some time now. Since I knew her, she had thin grey hair that was snow white and straight. Perhaps because of her hair, perhaps …
The Selection Series: The Selection, The Elite, The One review

The Selection Series by Kiera Cass: how will it play out on Netflix? + Review

Oh, the torture! We all know that girl. And that guy. They’re just friends, or she’s not yet interested in him, so she’s relaxed, funny, authentic, confident, and endearing. What happens then? G…
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Zuko and Kylo’s redemption arcs compared

The Last Airbender is on Netflix again and people are excited about it. And The Rise of Skywalker, erm, it’s on Disney Plus, yeah. Zuko is a beloved character from The Last Airbender, and many peopl…
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Diversity is not what you think

I was thinking about “diversity” and “own voices”, and wondering if people who want “own voices” are interested in authenticity or only in confirming their own biases and prejudices, so I …

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