Poetry: Wondrous Women

A poem for my mom, and women everywhere – we are truly wondrous creatures

Madhuri Writes

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Wondrous Women

on a too-many-miles-away-to-count
conversation with my mom
in the midst of catching up
she paused and commented
on new ink across my hand
I laughed and replied
how did you notice and
she laughed and replied
I know every inch of your skin
I birthed you and learned you
and will know you always
days later I glanced at my son
paused and commented
on the new freckle on his wrist
he laughed and replied
how do you see these things
and I smiled and thought to myself
because I am like my mother
and she is like her mother
and we are magic beings
in the most wondrous
of ways


The poetry on this blog and Write Bitches are works of fiction, erupting from my incredibly over-active imagination. This piece is inspired by mom and really, women in general – goddamn we are wondrous. It’s slightly…

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The Proust Questionnaire: As Answered By Asher Evans

L.J.K. Oliva Books

I was originally introduced to the Proust Questionnaire by my fellow Write Bitch Madhuri Blaylock in her interview series, Getting Proustian (you can find my interview on her blog). As an admitted nerd for self-reflection, I really enjoyed answering the questions. It also got me thinking.

Why not put some of my characters under the microscope?

Below is the Proust Questionnaire as answered by Asher Evans: survivor, vampire, and protégé of vampire Constable Seneca Lynch. Asher will be starring in the the upcoming Shades Below novel, If You Were My Vampire.

Now, without further ado…

The Proust Questionnaire: Asher Evans

1. What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Perfect happiness? There’s a quaint thought.

2. What is your greatest fear?
Fear is a trap. It is the fearful who are the first to die.

3. What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
I lived.

4. What is the trait you most…

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Shades Below Got A Facelift!

L.J.K. Oliva Books

Happy New Year!

In honor of 2017, the Shades Below tribe got a makeover! Seriously though, I’m too obsessed with these new covers. Is that weird?

Probably.

Whatever.

Feast your eyeballs on these pretties…

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“There are things that go bump in the night, Mr. MacMillian. It’s my job to bump back.”

Private investigator Jesper MacMillian is sure he’s seen it all. Living in San Francisco, strange is what’s for breakfast. Then he meets psychic medium Lena Alan, and his definition of “strange” changes for good. Suddenly, MacMillian finds himself in a world where monsters aren’t just real, they’re hiding in plain sight. For Lena, a medium since childhood, it’s just another day at the office.

For MacMillian, it’s the beginning of the end of everything he thinks he knows.

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Something wicked this way comes…well, more wicked than usual.

Georgia Clare needs help, and fast. As the lone survivor of her coven’s…

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Online Writing Workshop: WRITE SEX

Ever wanted to write something racy and hot, explore your sensual side, but never took the time to sit down and put pen to paper? Next month I’m leading an online writing workshop called WRITE SEX — the perfect moment to take that first step and make some time to release your inner sex goddess writer woman, put some words on paper, meet some cool folks, and say fuck a lot. Check it out and let’s write (sex)…

Madhuri Writes

I’m leading a writing workshop in February.

Crazy, I know.

Usually I take them and they’re led by my fabulous writing promptress – and fellow Barnard alum – Jena Schwartz.

But Dominique Sinagra and her company BOUDICA like my raw sexy beautiful words and think I can help other folks explore and discover their own. So that’s what I’m going to do this coming February in my first online writing workshop

WRITE SEX

There will be introductions and a private online space and laughter and love and writing prompts and sex and support and enthusiasm and poetry and prose and dirty words and gorgeous words and painful words and any words you feel moved to put down somewhere.

There will no doubt also be some of my favorite words: fuck, cunt, suck, and obstreperous

Kidding.

There probably won’t be any obstreperous sightings – I just couldn’t resist adding it…

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