Category Archives: Commentary

Speed vs Craft

I recently read The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics and was quite impressed with it. As it discusses the lives of the boys who rowed crew, it also discussed … Continue reading

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What I Learned Self-Publishing My Cookbook

For the past month, most of my time has gone into editing my cookbook “The Best of The Rice of Life: Over 70 Gluten-free, Dairy-free, and Nut-free Recipes.” (Available now  in print on Amazon and Create Space, and as an e-book … Continue reading

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The Disappearing Strong Female Character or “I Must Go Alone From Here”

My flash fiction Curelom Riders is now available on Nook and iBooks for free. Recently, I had the chance to go see How to Train Your Dragon 2. This was after I had read commentary bemoaning the fact that Hiccup’s … Continue reading

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“Curelom Riders” Author Commentary

Read “Curelom Riders” for free at Mormon Artist or my website. I initially didn’t think I had a story for the 2014 Mormon Lit Blitz when I heard the call for submissions. But when I read William Morris’s steps of How … Continue reading

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Diversifying My Bookshelf

As part of #WeNeedDiverseBooks, there is a call to diversify our own bookshelves. And so, I am putting my money where my mouth is and looking for good books where I might not normally look. And really, any excuse to buy … Continue reading

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My Choices For My Characters

The book world is currently having a lot of discussion about diversity in literature, specifically how little of it there is. You would think that because The Gods’ Blessings, “Sarimanok Feather”, and “Settling with Sea Serpents” have exactly 0 white … Continue reading

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