When I started my career in the marketing world, I was a day out of college and looking to make a name for myself. I was confident, perhaps overly so, that I knew all there was to know about copywriting. I aced my assignments for my Media Writing class, I received several compliments on my... Continue Reading →
So, I have a confession to make: I love being scared. While other women watch rom-coms and eat ice cream when they have a bad day, I can be found watching some slasher/ supernatural/ demonic/ zombie movie... but, also probably with ice cream. I usually watch a horror movie once a week; come Saturday or... Continue Reading →
"It was dawn, and the zombies were stumbling through the parking lot, streaming towards the massive beige box at the far end. Later they'd be resurrected by megadoses of Starbucks, but for now they were the barely living dead." I stumbled across Grady Hendrix's books on Amazon. Admittedly, I was more interested in My Best... Continue Reading →
I'll admit that I was late to the podcast party. I only started listening to them this summer when my best friend took over my phone and downloaded the Stitcher app. Knowing my interests, she edited my preferences and recommended a few shows to listen to on my work commute. I've always been fascinated by... Continue Reading →
My mother stood on the grass wearing a purple dress. There were tears in her eyes and as we hugged, I felt her body tremble. When I pulled away from her, her face was streaked with tears.
Any thriller published after the juggernaut that was Gone Girl will inevitably be compared to Gillian Flynn's third, and perhaps most popular, novel. I can only imagine how daunting this must be for writers of that genre, and the desire to supplant Gone Girl as an American classic must be strong. Though I've read many books... Continue Reading →
I woke up to a call at five in the morning on Veteran's Day, 2008.
For those of you who haven't read The Merciless, here's a brief synopsis: Sofia Flores moves with her mother and grandmother to Friend, Mississippi. She attends the local high school where she meets Riley, Grace, Alexis, and Brooklyn. Sofia immediately becomes friends with Riley and her friends, who all despise Brooklyn. But to Sofia, Brooklyn... Continue Reading →