Dream to Reality Part 3: Indie vs Traditional Publishing

Welcome to Part 3 out of my five-part series of how The Other Side came to be. Parts 1 and 2 are here if you haven’t read them already. But getting right to it, the key is research. Research, research, research. When I started all of this, I had no idea about anything when it…

Dream to Reality Part 2: Progress

Welcome! This is the second of a five-part series about how my debut novel, The Other Side, came to be. From Conception to Publication. Today’s post is the continuation, the journey, the Progress. Welcome to Part 2. If you haven’t read Part 1, you can find it here. And so, I originally created The Other…

Dream to Reality Part 1: Conception

Welcome! This is the first of a five-part series about how my debut novel, The Other Side, came to be. From Conception to Publication. Today’s post is the origin, the beginning, the Conception. Writing and publishing a debut novel was the very first step of my novelist career. I wanted to make a singleton story…

A. E. Reads: Mind of my Mind [Book Review]

Mind of my Mind was written by Octavia Butler and published in 1977. It is the sequel to Wild Seed and the second novel in the Patternist series. I loved Wild Seed and I also loved Mind of my Mind. Mind of my Mind is so much about freedom and emancipation. Without getting into spoilers,…

My Debut Novel is NOT TRASH: From Quitting to Winning

This post is another long one, but its a fundamental story in my journey as a writer. A stepping stone to getting published and one day being successful. So I hope you’ll stick around and hear me out. To begin with, my debut novel took eight years in the making, eight years from conception to…

Genesis: The Roots of a Writer

A. E. here. This one is kind of long but I hope you enjoy and come along with me as I go over my roots and rediscover myself (and yourself.) When did you first declare “I am a ..(insert here)” I am a writer, a poet, a musician, a carpenter, a child of God, whatever…