BOOK REVIEW: KINDRA M. AUSTIN’S TWELVE, BY MARIAH VOUTILAINEN

Kindra Austin’s Twelve continues where Constant Muses left off, rich and intense. By Mariah Voutilainen After having read Constant Muses, I eagerly awaited the release of Kindra Austin’s Twelve.  I expected more of the imagery of Muses, with its cigarette smoke and endless cocktails.  While those common threads are there, Twelve favors the much more potent darkness of decay and memento mori.  In Twelve, Austin further exposes the connection between … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: KINDRA M. AUSTIN’S TWELVE, BY MARIAH VOUTILAINEN

WINTER HOLIDAY WRITING PROMPT CHALLENGE ON BRAVE AND RECKLESS

There is still time to participate in the Brave and Reckless Winter Holiday Writing Prompt Challenge! This December, my thoughts have turned to the simple pleasures of the winter holidays. I have reached the age where I am a little weary of material possessions- well, unless it’s a book. There’s always room in my life for more … Continue reading WINTER HOLIDAY WRITING PROMPT CHALLENGE ON BRAVE AND RECKLESS

WINTER HOLIDAY WRITING PROMPT CHALLENGE ON BRAVE AND RECKLESS (OTHERWISE KNOWN AS MY SADLY NEGLECTED BLOG)

My life is always a little chaotic.  I don’t do well with unconstructed time and even while struggling with chronic illness, I try to keep myself engaged. The last few months; however, it has gone from a little chaotic to a lot of chaotic.  Kindra M. Austin and I launched our imprint Indie Blu(e) Publishing in September and almost … Continue reading WINTER HOLIDAY WRITING PROMPT CHALLENGE ON BRAVE AND RECKLESS (OTHERWISE KNOWN AS MY SADLY NEGLECTED BLOG)

Indie Blu(e) Publishing Announces The Release of We Will Not Be Silenced

We Will Not Be Silenced: The Lived Experience of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault Told Powerfully Through Poetry, Prose, Essay, and Art is the brainchild of Kindra M. Austin, Candice Louisa Daquin, Rachel Finch, and Christine E. Ray. The four indie writers and survivors felt compelled to do something after the strongly triggering Kavanaugh Confirmation … Continue reading Indie Blu(e) Publishing Announces The Release of We Will Not Be Silenced

Calling All Writers! The Sudden Denouement Short Story Contest is Now Open For Submissions

The Contest is officially open! Since its inception in 2016, The Sudden Denouement Literary Collective has had the privilege of featuring some of today’s most fearless writers. With members that span the globe and editors who share a passion for pushing boundaries, we as a collective have enjoyed reading, promoting, and watching the success of … Continue reading Calling All Writers! The Sudden Denouement Short Story Contest is Now Open For Submissions