Author · Interview

Interview: M. Pepper Langlinais, Author

M Pepper Langlinais is an author, award-winning screenwriter, and produced playwright. She writes in a wide variety of genres including mystery, fantasy, and historical romance. M worked on the set of the film Hope Floats and was a participant in the Shakespeare at Winedale program at UT Austin. She has also taught Shakespeare, mythology, and… Continue reading Interview: M. Pepper Langlinais, Author

Review: Historical Fiction · Review: Romance

Book Review: Brynnde by M. Pepper Langlinais

Brynnde by M. Pepper Langlinais is a regency romance about a young woman who is eligible for marriage, but knows that her appeal will far pale in comparison to that of her stuck-up younger sister Tessa. Nevertheless, Brynnde's personality ends up outshining Tessa's beauty, winning friendships as well as love. This was a delightful read.… Continue reading Book Review: Brynnde by M. Pepper Langlinais

Review: Memoir

Book Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

An autobiography of the comedian Trevor Noah, this book tells stories of his childhood, adolescence and early adulthood in South Africa, during and after apartheid. Born a Crime opens with the text of the law that forbade white men and black women from having intercourse during apartheid. After that, this autobiography is segmented into 18… Continue reading Book Review: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Review: Science Fiction · Review: Thriller

TV Show Review: Altered Carbon (Season 1)

This review will be relatively spoiler-free: events of the first episode will be revealed, and theme discussions will be kept vague. Summary In the future, death has become a tragedy belonging only to the past, the religious, and the poor. There is a new tragedy: the decreasing humanity of the wealthy ruling class, who have… Continue reading TV Show Review: Altered Carbon (Season 1)

Review: Fantasy · Review: Mythology · Review: Thriller

Book Review: The Devil’s Lieutenant by Shervin Jamali

This review will be relatively spoiler free, only revealing the basic plot elements of the novella in question. Summary Michael has tragically lost his family. Learning that the souls of his dead wife and son might be trapped in hell, he enters into a deal with the Devil to save them: a deal that may… Continue reading Book Review: The Devil’s Lieutenant by Shervin Jamali

Artist · Author · Interview

Interview: Carmen Kern, Author & Photographer

Carmen Kern is a writer and photographer based in Phoenix, Arizona. Her work tends to be infused with mythological creatures, the immortal and most things unexplainable. When she's not writing, Carmen is usually lurking in alleyways and barren landscapes taking pictures and foraging for story ideas. Almost every story she's written has come from an… Continue reading Interview: Carmen Kern, Author & Photographer