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…

“Book Two- Cycles of the Lights”

post by: Ava Reiss I’ve finally been able to continue editing book two of my Cycles of the Lights series, The Seed of Life. It takes places a couple of decades after the events of book one, Fall of Ima. If you’d read the prologue to book one, you’d know that En and Il are the primeval souls of the…

“Osmanthus and Tea Roses”

post by: Ticana Zhu Summers for me meant family reunions. More times than not, I’d spend nearly three months in China. For each phase of my childhood, a different scent painted the backdrop. In my younger years, there was jasmine and gardenia. Little girls or old ladies from the country often sold blooms. Thin wire…

“Chibi Enthusiast”

post by: Ava Reiss My bio states I’m an Author and Illustrator. Recently I’ve added that I’m a Chibi Enthusiast. Since then, I’ve been getting this question: “What actually is a chibi?” Short answer: something “cute-ified”Long answer: please refer to wiki. This leads to another question, “What made you a Chibi Enthusiast?”That’s an even longer answer…cIt started…

“Mon Petit Prince”

*In the interest of introducing our authors, this post is made outside of the regular schedule. Starting June 4th, 2019, please expect a post every other Tuesday.* post by: Ticana Zhu Recently, I was asked which book in my childhood left the largest impact on me. Immediately my mind went to exciting ones like Jeremy Thatcher,…

“Ball of Light”

post by: Ava Reiss As an author, I’m often asked, “Why’d you start writing?” or “What was your inspiration?” That question could be answered many ways. Yet I think I’ll defer to a fortune cookie fortune I received in 2014. It felt like kismet. “A book should be a ball of light in the reader’s…