Sometimes I use this space to put down my thoughts about my writing process and what drives it. For me, that’s typically a combination of my ideology and my idealism. I see the world as often a harsh place, but my personal faith drives me toward hope for something better. I may comment on why I write what I do or where I see holes in good representation of diversity in fiction.
I offer weekly updates on the progress of whatever novel I’m stewing over. You can track the storyline and read snippets every Wednesday. In between, I post about various other topics such as social issues, faith, life, my kids, and random things that catch my fancy.
It’s important to me to lift up the voices of independent authors, whether self-published or with a small publisher. I like to feature authors and books whose work I think my readers will enjoy. Sometimes I offer a guest spot to other writers. Having someone else on my blog is a general endorsement of that person’s work and/or my friendship with them, though I don’t necessarily agree with 100% of the content. This occasionally means someone I respect might say something controversial.
I work with virtual tour companies to advertise other authors’ novels. I do not get paid to do so. Occasionally, I review books either through the tours or independently. Generally speaking, if an author or tour has contacted me for a review, I will only post it if I can give it a positive rating. If I’ve chosen it on my own, all bets are off, and I post it regardless of the rating.
I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for a good love story. Not just any love story, though–I like a good dose of humor, a cast of quirky characters, and a side of Injustice Smackdown. I don’t mind smut, but it needs to be well-placed and important to the story. And don’t even get me started on the abundance of Romance Tropes. So instead of complaining that I can’t find nearly enough of the right kind of tales, I decided I should just write a few of my own.
I write LGBTQ+ novels and short works (with the occasional straight couple thrown in for good measure). Typically, I write with an adult audience in mind, which means that there may be swearing or sex. I don’t shy away from giving conservative religion a good, hard punch in the kidneys. My work sometimes contains content of a sensitive nature. When it does, individual stories will carry a warning so readers may choose to avoid adult material or potentially triggering content.