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,…

Black Speculative Fiction: Why I Write It

Spring 2018, I took the English course that would change my views on being a writer and author. The class in question was Studies in Genre: Black Speculative Fiction, taught by Dr. Stacy Boyd. Before his class, I had never heard of black speculative fiction. That includes I didn’t know who Octavia Butler was or…

Intentions Don’t Write Books

One day during conversation, a woman, let’s call her Lacy, asked me how I went about self-publishing my debut novel The Other Side, as she wanted to publish her book. I told her the process I went through with self-publishing through KDP. After, I asked Lacy about her book that she wants to publish. Lacy…

A. E. Reads: Bitten by Kelley Armstrong [Book Review]

  For the first of my A. E. Reads: Book Reviews, I read Bitten, Kelley Armstrong’s 2001 debut novel. I originally read it when it first came out, and loved it. Bitten is about Elena Michaels,  an adult werewolf who is determined to live in the human society, to be as “normal” as possible. She…

The Truth About Procrastination

There are days when I can’t write. Nothing on the paper. Nothing on the computer. Blank space. What am I waiting for? What am I afraid of? What holds my fingers back from the keys and keeps my pen from the paper? Most people would probably say fear. Fear of failure. Fear that whatever I…

A.E.C on Writing

Writing isn’t easy, and as a writer, I’d like to share some of the things I go through while writing, or my writing process, or any ideas I have about making writing easier. Just a writer talking about writing.