FRIENDZONE Cover Reveal

FRIENDZONE COVER REVEAL MICHELLE HILLSTROM

Coming December 26th! Available for Pre-Order Starting Novemeber 1st! To get out of the Friendzone, you've got to shoot your shot...   Taylor Echols… He’s my mortal enemy. My boyfriend’s best friend. He bullied me in middle school and has ignored me for all of high school. But when tragedy strikes and I experience an … Continue reading FRIENDZONE Cover Reveal

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Review for “Collision” by Kristen Granata

About Collision by Kristen Granata Merritt Adams was used to taking care of herself. With her mother's selfish abandonment, and her father's shocking suicide, she is convinced that nobody will ever stick around for long. However, after she is mysteriously rescued from a fiery crash, Merritt needs to learn how to accept help, and love … Continue reading Review for “Collision” by Kristen Granata

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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Write About It Wednesday – Down With The Sickness

writers life for me writing prompts down with the sickness

Happy Write About It Wednesday, Writers! I hope you are having a creative and productive week this far. This week my family has been passing around a sore throat, which is the inspiration for this week’s writing prompts. Plagues, illnesses, diseases, and cancers have all played a huge role in history of our world, contributing … Continue reading Write About It Wednesday – Down With The Sickness

Creation of Gothic Tales through Settings, Events, and Characters

Gothic Literature is a sub-genre of romanticism consisting of novels and short stories, which emerged between 1800 and 1850. Gothic Literature focuses on the grotesque, desolate, and mysterious usually including supernatural or horror motifs to show the evil inside of humans. Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Joyce Carol Oates use settings, events, and characters … Continue reading Creation of Gothic Tales through Settings, Events, and Characters