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…

“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…

“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…

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…

“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…

“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…

“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…