Author Interview: Rosalyn Briar

My first author interview of 2021 is with the wonderful indie author Rosalyn Briar! Briar weaves a beautiful world featuring fairytales in both The Crown of Bones (see my review here) and A Sea of Pearls and Leaves, and I personally cannot wait for her future works! A former Latin and social studies teacher, BriarContinue reading “Author Interview: Rosalyn Briar”

Author Interview: Rosalyn Briar

Last week, I shared my 5 star review of the dark fantasy The Crown of Bones. This week I had the privilege to interview the author Rosalyn Briar. In addition to being a gifted writer, Briar is a stay-at-home mom. Living in Illinois, Briar enjoys reading, swimming, and spending time with her family. Fun fact:Continue reading “Author Interview: Rosalyn Briar”

Book Review: The Crown of Bones by Rosalyn Briar

The Crown of Bones by Rosalyn Briar (ISBN: 978-1655164422) is an incredible piece of adult fiction that combines “The Lottery” and Grimms’ Fairy Tales. Adult readers who enjoy dark fantasy, a splash of horror, and an exceptional romance trope, will fall in love with The Crown of Bones. The main character, Gisela, is a fiery andContinue reading “Book Review: The Crown of Bones by Rosalyn Briar”

Book Review: How Some Abuelitas Keep Their Chicana Granddaughters Still While Painting Their Portraits in Winter by Myriam Gurba

I discovered Myriam Gurba’s collection of short stories (ISBN: 978-1-933149-90-5) by chance. Upon reading the book’s back cover description, I was instantly attracted to the work. The blurb reads, “In this artfully crafted collection of short stories by award-winning author Myriam Gurba, nothing is as it seems. A Mexican grandmother tells creepy yet fascinating ghostContinue reading “Book Review: How Some Abuelitas Keep Their Chicana Granddaughters Still While Painting Their Portraits in Winter by Myriam Gurba”