November Book Spotlight: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks was a poor, uneducated, African American woman whose unfortunate cancer diagnosis changed the world of medicine in unprecedented ways. But what sorts of ethical questions does her case raise? How have those cells changed the way science is performed? And how has the importance of the cells changed the lives of Henrietta’s family? … More November Book Spotlight: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

We’re In This Together: Celebrating Writers Who Persevere

Today I am happy to be part of Writers Persevere!, an event that authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are running for the next few days to celebrate their release of their newest book, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Psychological Trauma. This book looks at the difficult experiences embedded in our character’s … More We’re In This Together: Celebrating Writers Who Persevere

Hidden in Plain Sight: The Danger of Rain-wrapped Tornadoes

I grew up in southeast Missouri, and while that’s not at the heart of Tornado Alley, we certainly have our fair share of tornadoes.  Missouri experiences about 30 tornadoes per year, with most occurring in the typical tornado season between April and June.  However, Missouri also commonly experiences some tornadoes near the end of the … More Hidden in Plain Sight: The Danger of Rain-wrapped Tornadoes

September Book Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer

Wonder Woman: Warbringer (DC Icons #1) By: Leigh Bardugo Release Date: August 29, 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 beakers   *Spoilers Ahead!*   “Sister in battle, I am shield and blade to you.  As I breathe, your enemies will know no sanctuary.  While I live, your cause is mine.” Greek mythology + the threat of another world … More September Book Review: Wonder Woman: Warbringer