They Start As Girls: Picture Books with Strong Female Characters

(Contains affiliate links) It always happens the same way: I return a book just a month or two too late, or I lose one lousy book out of 23, and suddenly a trip to the library doesn't seem quite as fun. So we've been hanging out with our books at home lately. ...more
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The Men We Reaped By Jesmyn Ward

The Men We ReapedWritten By Jesmyn WardPublished September 17th 2013 by Bloomsbury USA...more

The ADD Writer

 I don't know if I am truly ADD or not but I sure do feel like it lately. I have so many ideas rolling around in my heard for potential future writing projects that I usually put one on hold and start another, and then put that one on hold and start another, etc., etc.  Am I alone in this weird ADD writing world?!  I hope not....more

The Joy of Writing in Multiple Genres

   I love reading all different types of books....more

10 Black Women Writers to Read for Black History Month

Beyond America's beloved Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Alice Walker, Audre Lourde, Zora Neale Hurston, Gwendolyn Brooks and Octavia Butler or other such notable Negress author names who have had cultural resurgences and media prominence through the magic of our digital Internet age along with academics' scholarship, many other black American author women gave us significant bodies of work from which to learn and enjoy. ...more
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Do Your Thing (Advice on Blogging)

I love to read, yet I rarely make time to get wrapped up in a book these days. With DVR and all my favorite television shows mid-season, I often opt to sit in front of a television rather than cuddle with a good book. On Monday, the weather was frightful and I had nothing left on the DVR. Normally, I would galavant around town, stopping at HomeGoods, Kohl’s, or Target, looking for nothing in particular and leaving the stores with items I really don’t need. Since I was in no rush to get hypothermia, I opted to stay inside....more

Use #AuthorTag to Discover/Share New Authors

Copyright by WyoJones. All rights reserved. Used with permission.I honestly don’t remember how I old I was when that switch clicked in my head and I went from laboring through books to inhaling them. I became a reader when you could do two things for the authors that delighted you with their stories:...more

Paper Hearts - Book Review

What a cute book to read this month! A small, quaint town with a history of love. A town original and a new resident, each with their own heartbreak and pain to hold onto. Each with their own goals to move forward in life attempting to leave their pain behind. There's a classic antagonist in the story, one who thinks they know it all and is out to defeat anyone who might threaten their goal to remedy heartbreak....more

The Must Read Book of February: My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh

The Must Read book of February: My Sunshine Away by M.O. Walsh...more