Free-Range Kids - A Book Review, Kind Of

I just finished reading Free-Range Kids by Lenore Skenazy. I wasn't going to read it, thinking, "Yeah, yeah. I get it. Kids need to be outside more, in calming fresh air. It helps them sleep, and do better in school. Less screen time is always better. What more is there to say?"Well, for some good reason, I bought the book and read it anyway. Whoa! Am I glad I did! This book isn't just about giving your kids more freedom. It's also about giving yourself a break from all the worrying that seems to define good parenting these days....more

Dancing for Fun by Mark L. and Helena Greathouse


And Then He Opened a Door....

He opened the door….I was trying to explain to my mum that writing science fiction romance is far more challenging than writing most other types of romance, because everything you write involves a decision you have to make that can affect the rest of the book....more

I Wrote A Book. Now What. Part Deux.

For Part One, go here.The process of publishing a book is magical, because it does things like move lightning fast and molasses slow at the same time....more

The Tales of Autumn



My publisher, ScribbCrib has finally released my book on! Here's the link: Be the first to own a copy of my book!!! If you are interested in writing a review for me, please let me know :) Thank you all for sticking with me through this and supporting me; I couldn't have done it without all of you! Until next time, faithful readers!!! <3-R.R. Hayden...more

Was it good for you? My love affair with romance novels

What makes a book "good" or "bad?" I was an English major in college, so technically I know the answer to that question, but when you really get right down to it, how does one determine whether a book is a worthy of someone's time? Whether or not it is "good" for them to be reading it? My 13-year-old daughter came home from school upset recently because her English teacher said she needed to bring a book with her to read during free reading time.  ...more

Great Expectations: Ta-Nehisi Coates Joins Forces With Marvel for ‘Black Panther’ Comic

Turns out Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent for The Atlantic, and author of Between the World And Me is also a huge comic fan. ...more

Why She Wrote BAD KITTY

I blame and thank my husband for my new science fiction romance Bad Kitty, and indeed for the entire Chronicles of the Malcolm series....more