10 Riveting LGBTQ+ Books to Read for Pride Month (Or Any Month of the Year)- Part 1

10) Peaces by Helen Oyeyemi This is a book, in part, about a most unusual train voyage—if you’re like me, you may already be intrigued. Otto and Xavier set out with their pet mongoose on an overnight journey on The Lucky Day train. When they step aboard the former tea-smuggling locomotive, they notice that, notContinue reading “10 Riveting LGBTQ+ Books to Read for Pride Month (Or Any Month of the Year)- Part 1”

10 Must-Read Books by Indigenous Authors (Part 2)

5) Trail of Lightning by Rebecca Roanhorse In the post-apocalyptic world of Trail of Lightning, gods, heroes, and—most frighteningly of all—monsters roam the earth. Maggie Hoskie is a monster hunter. When a young girl goes missing from a small town, Maggie is their last hope of finding her. With the help of Kai Arviso, aContinue reading “10 Must-Read Books by Indigenous Authors (Part 2)”

A Trip to Stunning Scotland: Isle of Skye (Part 1)

The Isle of Skye possesses a natural beauty and presence that stays with you long after you’ve left. The castles; rolling, green hills; mountains; and ancient, rocky towers cling tight to the memory of a time long since passed. On one particular hike, we gingerly descended wet, wooden steps, picking our way across temporary flatContinue reading “A Trip to Stunning Scotland: Isle of Skye (Part 1)”

10 Must-Read Books by Indigenous Authors (Part 1)

10) Kiss of the Fur Queen by Tomson Highway Kiss of the Fur Queen by Tomson Highway transports the reader to a Cree community in northern Manitoba. Brothers Champion and Ooneemeetoo Okimasis are torn from their family, their language, their culture, and their entire way of life when they are sent to a hostile andContinue reading “10 Must-Read Books by Indigenous Authors (Part 1)”

A 7 Day Getaway to Breathtaking Greece Part 2: Corinth; Mycenae; Epidaurus; Nafplion

If you missed part one, check it out here. Our Itinerary:  Day 1: Athens  Day 2: Athens  Day 3: Corinth; Mycenae; Epidaurus; Nafplion Day 4: Nafplion; Olympia Day 5: Olympia; Patras; Delphi Day 6: Delphi; Thermopylae; Kalambaka Day 7: Kalambaka; Meteora; Athens On day three of our journey through Greece, my friend and I rose early, grabbed a quick bite, and climbedContinue reading “A 7 Day Getaway to Breathtaking Greece Part 2: Corinth; Mycenae; Epidaurus; Nafplion”

Working On A Book!—Útiseta Synopsis + Excerpt

After several months of writing, screaming, deleting, and rewriting, I’m finally nearing the end of my first novel. *cue triumphant music* In celebration of this approaching milestone, here is the synopsis (and a little excerpt) of Útiseta: Synopsis The shortcut had seemed like a good idea at the time. But a cemetery is no placeContinue reading “Working On A Book!—Útiseta Synopsis + Excerpt”

10 Chilling Reads for Horror Lovers (Part 2)

If you missed part one, you can check it out here. 4. The Graveyard Apartment by Mariko Koike (Tr. Deborah Boliver Boehm) Originally published in Japan in 1986, this tale of psychological horror tells the story of Teppei, Misao, and their daughter Tamao. When this young family moves into a new apartment complex (which, asContinue reading “10 Chilling Reads for Horror Lovers (Part 2)”

10 Chilling Reads for Horror Lovers (Part 1)

10. Carrion Comfort by Dan Simmons First published in 1989, this book is a little sci-fi, a little fantasy, and a whole lot of horror. This novel follows a secret society (I know: this part intrigued me too) of terrifying, quasi-vampiric beings. These beings possess the ability not only to read humans’ thoughts but alsoContinue reading “10 Chilling Reads for Horror Lovers (Part 1)”

Five Reasons Why Your Pug Is Secretly a Human in Disguise

In honour of April Fool’s Day, I have decided to pay tribute to my hilarious, furry companion, Yoshi the pug. Here are five (of many) reasions why your pug just might be a human in disguise.  1. Distinctly Un-Dog-Like Sleeping Positions Should you allow your pet to sleep on the bed with you? This seemsContinue reading “Five Reasons Why Your Pug Is Secretly a Human in Disguise”

Making Time for What You Love: Profile of Author Caitlyn Fournier

​The scorching hot September sun beats down on the myriad white tents which make up the Word on the Street festival.  Seated inside one of those tents, surrounded by copies of her books, is Caitlyn Fournier.  Fournier is the author of multiple books, including Hated, a romance novel about the son of an infamous Mafia member;Continue reading “Making Time for What You Love: Profile of Author Caitlyn Fournier”