Things I think about late at night…

post by Ava Reiss When insomnia strikes… my thoughts unfetter themselves. There is a theory that UFOs move at accelerated speeds due to warping space-time around them. What happens to the insects and/or small birds that might happen to be flying nearby as they initiate the warp? Do they get pulled along with the UFOs?…

Prophetic Dreams

post by: Ticana Zhu Last month I posted about prophetic dreams. I thought I’d clarify. I don’t know if indeed I have prophetic dreams. Some friends seem to believe I do, and at times so do I. To be honest, I can only recall four things that I dreamt about which became reality. Most are…

Powerful Women

post by: Ava Reiss I’ve been reflecting on an experience I had vending. Some of you might now, this has been a promotional year for me. I’ve been setting up tables at local events to get my book and artwork out there. I’m also editing and writing, of course, but with lots of planned breaks…

Karma

post by: Ticana Zhu At the end of August, I got into a fender bender. Everyone walked away from it. I was upset but it was my dream car. I had waited fifteen years before I got it and I’d only owned it a year and a half. … And it hadn’t been an easy…

“Through the Rainbow”

short story by: Ava Reiss Erma’s Greek mythology book sat open to a page about the goddess Iris. It’d been unread for the last hour or so, despite an upcoming exam. Instead, she clutched her phone tightly, sitting in the toll booth she operated. There had been a lot on her mind the last couple…

Loganberries

post by: Ticana Zhu A short update today. I’m neck deep in edits and as well as … you know… #life. Dynasty of Summer is progressing well. I finally finished editing draft six. It feels like it’s almost there… Oh yeah, haha, renaming Colors of an Empire to Dynasty of Summer. The main character sees…

“This isn’t even my final form!”

post by: Ava Reiss I was walking through a national park once under a hot afternoon sun.  Before I knew it, I was ahead of my family.  (for those of you who don’t know me as well, I tend to be a speed walker without even realizing it) There was a lilting voice calling out…

“Princess of China and Loss of Orbit”

post by: Ticana Zhu Why did you start writing your book(s)? <- Every author has heard this at some point. The two novels I’m working on have vastly different spawning points. However, both distinct. I knew the exact moment the stories would birth.  Colors of an Empire and Loss of Orbit are as different as day and night. Colors…

Ava Steals Ticana’s Blog Idea

Post by: Ava Reiss I confess. I stole this week’s blog post idea from Ticana Zhu. I, on the other hand, aren’t as bashful when it comes to sitting down with my characters for tea. I delight in the opportunity to indulge in make believe. My left brain has been overworked, and I’ve been feeling…

Tea with Rosi and Summer

Post by: Ticana Zhu I’ve been having writer’s block. Like, really bad writer’s block. The usual tricks weren’t kicking it. I went for long walks, a few late night drives. I found new tunes that were inspirational. I ate healthy and took naps. I even picked up a few books, but my heart wasn’t into…