No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than they once were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would … Continue reading #LoveWins
1. William WilberforceWilberforce, 1790“You can’t simply walk up to William Wilberforce and ask him to find your brother. That’s not what’ll happen. You understand?” She nodded. Wilberforce was the leading voice for abolition of the slave trade in England. Some slaves called him King Wilberforce. Never mind him; the slave trade still went on.---Pearl William Wilberforce … Continue reading 4 Historical Characters Mentioned in Pearl (And Maybe Some That Aren’t)
I've talked about my two cultures a lot. I've certainly spent a lot of time in my life explaining my precise racial and cultural background.(Can I get a nickel every time I tell people I'm Japanese and Irish, by the way? And maybe a dime every time someone reacts with, "Really? Wow!")But my mixed background … Continue reading A Very Japanese + Irish Day
As you lovely readers know because I've been inundating my social mediums with my news, I released a novella into the world. Now, granted, I'm only three days out from release, but these are some reflections I've had on the self-publishing process.1. Thank God I Hired a Really Good Copyeditor.No, really. I've been reading my … Continue reading 7 Thoughts On Self-Publishing
Pearl is now out in the world.It is available on Amazon.Nook.Apple.Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/pearl-23I put it up on all the other platforms Draft2Digital offers, too, but those four are the bigger ones.