A. E. Reads [Maya and the Rising Dark]

Today’s A. E. Reads book review is on Maya and the Rising Dark, a 2020 middle grade novel written by Rena Barron. I found this book by looking up middle grade books with black characters and came across a whole slew of books to read. After much debate over the lists, my top choice to…

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…

Dream to Reality Part 5: Publication

Welcome to the fifth and final part of the series on how The Other Side came to be. You can check parts 1, 2, 3 and 4 if you haven’t read them already. But now we come to the close. This is it. Publication. Where to begin? Well where everything else started at. Research. I…