Announcement: The Other Side Audio-book Out Now

A. E. here with a special big announcement, and a reveal on something I’ve been sitting on for months actually. The audio-book of The Other Side is on sale! The Other Side audio-book was released Friday, May 6th and is currently available to purchase on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes. Now in case I have any…

New Novel: Introducing Emmy Bell series by A. E. Costello

Hi, A. E. here. Sooo…remember when I said the parts I discarded from Zippy Mae are another story from my post last week? Well I meant that literally. Out of nearly everything I decided didn’t fit Zippy Mae, I made the Emmy Bell series. So, here it is! Its got a title and everything! How…

[Update] Where is Zippy Mae?

Hi, A. E. here. Today I wanted to update on where I am at with my current project, the Zippy Mae series. I announced this series last year and have been working on it ever since. I’ve restarted my draft twice, and am on the third draft now. After a lot of world-building, I decided…

A. E. Reads: A Song Below Water [Book Review]

A Song Below Water is a 2020 YA novel written by Bethany C. Morrow. It features two high school black girls as main characters, Tavia and Effie. You’d think they’d be so-called “normal” but they aren’t. Tavia is a siren, and in this story, sirens have been black women for the past seventy-five years. However…

The Genealogy of Zippy Mae

National Novel Writing Month has begun! I’m not participating this year, but I’ve got to say so! In light of National Novel Writing Month, I decided I’d start my first blog of the month on… The Genealogy of Zippy Mae. Zippy Mae is the main character of the Zippy Mae series that I am working…