Let’s welcome Trin Carl as this month’s featured Author. Trin is currently working on a YA Novel, Oh Brother, about a foster child who comes to stay with the Radtke family. Their adopted children, Zion and Amelia, will do anything to make sure this new kid doesn’t change their families’ lives. She plans to publish later this year, so keep your eye out for it. Ever ambitious she’s also starting a Youtube channel where she will post book reviews.
For me, writing is my break. Most of the time, anyway. I retreat from pretty much everything else that I have to do into my writing. The stories are where I make the world make sense.
This month, I got to sit down with a fascinating and very busy author: Xiran Jay. Xiran writes YA and hopes to increase the diversity of that genre. Xiran wants to make YA literature as diverse as the “Turn Down for What” music video. When not writing, Xiran is a Life Sciences university student. I’m very honored to have gotten a few moments of this author’s time.
It’s getting to be too common these days for the news to erupt with the latest officer involved shooting. Two days in a row this week. Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Tuesday, July 5th and Philando Castile in Falcon Heights, Minnesota on Wednesday July 6th. Then, because things weren’t bad enough, Micah Xavier decided to use the deaths of Sterling and Castile as an excuse to shoot and kill cops in Dallas, Texas.
There are times in my writing life when the emotion at the top of the pile is frustration. I just can’t find the right word and it’s the sixth time that’s happened this session. A beta reader didn’t get back to me when I expected them to. I just have no clue what to write next. The other kids won’t play with me – well the adult version.