Book Review: Watch Over Me

When Mila took a job at the farm she was introduced to the crash of the waves, the tunnel of fragrant flowers, and the ever-present chilly fog. But no one told her about the ghosts….how their haunting is more than it seems. Mila has been through so much already and a haunted farm is the…

Graphic Novel Review: Ever After

Ever After follows Vivi and Eva, two teenagers who are just trying to stay alive, as they travel between two safe zones in the zombie apocalypse. Vivi is struggling with the loss of her sister while Eva is hiding a frightening transformation. Together they face the heat, zombies, and their own inner demons. I loved…

Music Release: GOLD BAR DREAMS

Listen to GOLD BAR DREAMS on Soundcloud I recently released my song Gold Bar Dreams. It was produced by my friend Martin tha Martian and mixed by Jimmy. My friend Emily made the beautiful cover art using a photo I took in my kids’ room, full of toys and a half-naked baby. I think it…

Graphic Novel Review: The Count of Monte Cristo Manga

Manga Classics: The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas As much as I hate to admit it, I’ve never read The Count of Monte Cristo before. The closest as I’ve come is watching the movie (lol) and it was a good movie! But reading the book hits different, for sure. What’s cool about the…

Book Review: Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man

Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man by Steve Alpert ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Sharing a House with the Never-Ending Man is a memoir by Steve Alpert, an American who worked at the Japanese animation Studio Ghlibi for 15 years where he worked international distribution for the company, and provided translation for the heads of the studio when…

Book Review: The Child Who Never Was

The Child Who Never Was by Jane Renshaw Sarah wakes up one day to find that her beautiful 18-month-old child has gone missing. She begins a frantic search only to discover that everyone around her, including her twin sister Evie, insists she’s never had a child. In fact, she’s so delusional the only place she…

Book Review: The Milk Wagon

The Milk Wagon by Michael Hewes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I admit: what first appealed to me about The Milk Wagon by Michael Hewes was the cover. That sleek, retro ’80s image kept calling to me even as I tried to ignore the Mystery title in favor of a different genre. The last mystery book I read was…

12 Quarantine Reads

When quarantine first started, I took the opportunity to squeeze in as many books as possible and now that I’ve started, I can’t stop! Here’s the list of books I’ve read these past 2 months, with mini-reviews. When We Believed in Mermaids by Barbara O’Neal ⭐⭐⭐⭐ After believing her sister had been dead for years,…

Earth Week Tunes

Recently I took part in the #LaredoEarthDay challenge for the week leading up to Earth Day 2020. My friend Marilyn made a template of activities to do each day and the best part about it was seeing the interaction it created. People shared their gardens, composting, ways to reuse items–frankly, I wish it was Earth…

Book Review: The Silence

I picked up this book for one simple reason: My kindle was offering a free read. The promotion is going on all month and there’s a pretty good selection of books to choose from. But that’s beside the point, the point is: I read this entire book in one sitting. The suspense–for me–was there. None…