Review: The Cooking Gene by Michael Twitty

Reading this book is important for people who cook as well as people who don’t (like me). The Cooking Gene follows Michael Twitty’s journey—what he calls his “Southern Discomfort Tour”—to uncover his family tree. Since slavery in the United States relentlessly tore families apart and treated humans like chattel, this is no small task and

Advanced Review: Vox by Christina Dalcher

**I was sent an advanced reader’s copy of Vox by Christina Dalcher by Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House, with a request for a review and rating.** Vox is set in a dystopian, near future America, with all the trappings of a feminist cautionary tale. The country has been taken over by religious fundamentalists:

Write. Publish. Repeat. (and review)

In my grad program we learned woefully little about self-publishing. (There, I said it.) So in an effort to understand an ever-increasing segment of the book market, I selected Write. Publish. Repeat  by Sean Platt, Johnny B. Truant, and David Wright as a first non-podcasting examination of the process. Writing is an art, and publishing is

Book Review: Sister of Darkness

Rachel Stavis calls herself the “only non-denominational exorcist” working today. I’ve also recently learned that she’s apparently known as an exorcist to the stars, working as a screenwriter in Los Angeles and exorcising entities from actors and anyone else who needs it as a side gig (but a pay-what-you-want side gig). To be clear, this