Review of Sassafras – Trish Heald by Kristiana Reed

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery. Sassafras by Trish Heald is a stunning debut. I laughed and cried as Heald expertly told a story about healing and family (whether tied by blood or friendship). When Champ’s wife, Pat, dies, both he and his family lose their peacekeeper and grief, as it so often does, slips its fingers … Continue reading Review of Sassafras – Trish Heald by Kristiana Reed

Review of A Codex for Gnostics – Obsidian Eagle by Kristiana Reed

  Originally published on Reedsy Discovery. On reading the synopsis of A Codex for Gnostics, the novel Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman came to mind. Gnostics promised to be a humourous and pithy account of universal and heavenly struggles. However, despite Eagle being an incredibly talented writer who showcases their knowledge of a plethora of ancient subjects … Continue reading Review of A Codex for Gnostics – Obsidian Eagle by Kristiana Reed

Throwback Friday – ‘Greenland’ – Eric (EDC Writing)

This post a lengthy piece of narrative text written as part of 'Sam & Erin's Story' back in September 2017 - this its first exposure at the Go Dog Go Cafe...  ..... With hail ricocheting off the wing, backsides bouncing on their seats, her hand gripping his, painted nails digging in, not daring to breathe, … Continue reading Throwback Friday – ‘Greenland’ – Eric (EDC Writing)

Review of Sophistries of Summer Days – Jenny Lofters by Kristiana Reed

  Originally published on Reedsy Discovery. Sophistries of Summer Days follows the life of young Cherrimina into adulthood. Set in the West Indies from the 1930s onward, Lofters captures life on a small, sunny isle; how sheltered the islanders’ lives are and how they change. Cherrimina’s life is altered first by Dove’s arrival and then again … Continue reading Review of Sophistries of Summer Days – Jenny Lofters by Kristiana Reed

Review of A Book of Changes – Krystyna Horko by Kristiana Reed

  Originally published on Reedsy Discovery. Framed by the death of Chairman Mao and the student protests in Tiananmen Square, Horko's novel tells the story of Melissa; a woman from the UK whose life is tied to the events in China due to her relationship with activist Jianguo and the birth of her son, Justin. … Continue reading Review of A Book of Changes – Krystyna Horko by Kristiana Reed

Brave and Reckless Call for Submissions – Sharing Our Truths: Finding Connection Through Writing And Art As We Process covid-19

I wrote earlier today about personal struggles I am having deciding what to post on Brave and Reckless during these uncertain times (While Rome Burns).  My very wise friend Georgiann Carlson at Rethinking Life reminded me that I am known for my writing/creativity prompts and that it would make sense for me to collect and publish writing … Continue reading Brave and Reckless Call for Submissions – Sharing Our Truths: Finding Connection Through Writing And Art As We Process covid-19

Review of Maggie’s Ruse, Anne Leigh Parrish by Kristiana Reed

Originally published on Reedsy Discovery.  Parrish’s fourth novel Maggie’s Ruse follows the lives of identical twins, Maggie and Marta, and it is a well-written novel you are unlikely to put down. Both young women are living together, as they always have done, in New York, attempting to make something of themselves. Maggie is an artist and Marta … Continue reading Review of Maggie’s Ruse, Anne Leigh Parrish by Kristiana Reed

Review of YOU CAN SEE MORE FROM UP HERE, Mark Guerin by Kristiana Reed

  Originally published on Reedsy Discovery. Guerin’s narrative switches between the past and the present as his protagonist, Walker, attempts to reconcile his memory of his summer job when he was nineteen, and how far his father was involved in the disappearance of a Mexican family. In the beginning, the pace immediately transports you to … Continue reading Review of YOU CAN SEE MORE FROM UP HERE, Mark Guerin by Kristiana Reed

Christine’s Daily Writing Prompt: La La Land

My January 2020 prompts are inspired by some of the greatest movie musicals of the last nine decades in all their politically incorrect technicolor glory. Even if you are not a movie musical fan, I hope that you find these prompts intriguing.  They are designed to inspire you to write a poem, prose piece, piece … Continue reading Christine’s Daily Writing Prompt: La La Land