Pick Your Poison: Bloody, Brutal, and Tragic YA

A salmon cartoon of a bow & arrow, vial of yellow liquid, and dagger, captioned "Pick Your Poison." Hand illustrated.

YA can really be ruthless sometimes. From gory, bloody murder to absolutely tragic & heartbreaking stories, there is no end to the lengths these stories can go. They'll break your heart, and be glad for it. As such, today I'm talking about three fantastically ruthless fantasy stories that I enjoyed reading this year, and I've… Continue reading Pick Your Poison: Bloody, Brutal, and Tragic YA

Thinking About Short Fiction: Prelude & Foreshadow

Recently, it feels as if I don't have the energy to read anything that's high commitment, which mostly means I'm not reading a lot of huge, dense fantasy novels. I've begun listening to more audiobooks while I draw, consuming massive amounts of fanfiction and Webtoons, getting swept away by swoony romances, and also turning to… Continue reading Thinking About Short Fiction: Prelude & Foreshadow