5 Questions For a Creator: Tabitha Lord

Photo by Robin Ivy Recently, I chatted with author Tabitha Lord. Tabitha’s HORIZON series has won several independent book awards including the Writer’s Digest Grand Prize in 2016. In addition to writing novels and short fiction, Tabitha is a partner and senior writer for Book Club Babble and managing editor for the Inkitt Writer’s Blog. […]

5 Questions For a Creator: Heather Rigney

This week I got to chat with author/creator Heather Rigney! Heather is a fiction writer, blogger, journalist, and art teacher based in Rhode Island. She is the author of The Merrow Trilogy –a dark, historical fantasy novel that deals with homicidal mermaids, the colonial suppression of women, and a present-day alcoholic funeral director trying to […]

A Bit of Fiction for Friday!

In July my fiancé Frankie showed me a contest that a local magazine, Motif, was having as part of the upcoming NecronomiCON celebration. Here in Rhode Island we have wicked love for all things weird, as well as all things HP Lovecraft. (In case you didn’t know, Lovecraft was born in Providence, hence our love […]

Flash Fiction and Booksie

I am always on the hunt for writing contests and fun ways to stretch myself with my writing. Last month I found this fun writing prompt on Booksie, along with a flash fiction contest I could enter into for free. Image credit: Frankie B. Washington What’s fun is that I can see how many people […]

It’s Okay To Be Seen

Don’t Be Ashamed… I’ve read a couple different things recently that have really made me think about something women face their entire lives, something that we don’t even maybe realize we are doing to ourselves: This idea about women being ashamed to take up space. To be loud. To make themselves seen, heard, and known. […]

Storytelling and Communication

This week I wanted to touch  on something that’s been bouncing around in my brain for a while: How we communicate. It comes up on a regular basis, and maybe I am becoming older and more ornery, or else what’s actually happening is that in this world of connectivity we are communicating less authentically.  I […]

5 Questions For a Creator: Peter Simeti

This week I had the opportunity to ask Alterna Comics mastermind, Peter Simeti, my 5 questions. Peter Simeti is the founder and publisher of Alterna Comics. To learn more about Alterna Comics, please visit alternacomics.com. JL Metcalf: What is your number one tip to creators (new and old) on how to best market themselves in […]