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Killer Dreams

Last night, I had one of the most bizarre dreams I can actively recall. I have a fairly active unconscious mind, so I dream often and I dream big. This time? I'm not gonna lie, it was a little frightening and confusing. Here goes: In the dream, I lived in an apartment complex which reminded… Continue reading Killer Dreams

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Sexual Misconduct in the Writing Community

*Please read the full post before commenting and TW: sexual assault* Since I was a toddler, I was used to sexual harassment and assault. I knew it felt wrong, but I didn't know it was wrong for a good long time. I've been molested, raped, assaulted by friends of the family, and still to this… Continue reading Sexual Misconduct in the Writing Community

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What are Cozy Mysteries?

Anytime I tell people what my main genre of writing is (because I can't limit myself to one, but it's the one most of my projects fall under), I get this question: Literally, what the fresh f#%! is a cozy, Raine? I don't really know what folks expect me to say so I always go… Continue reading What are Cozy Mysteries?

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Diversity in Books

There's no doubt that diversity has expanded in mainstream publishing in recent years. We've seen PoC and LGBTQAI+ characters being pushed more, especially in teen lit, which is great. But is it enough? I grew up privileged, yet blind to that privilege, because my hometown was filled with so much culture that it was what… Continue reading Diversity in Books

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Fall Into… Me?

It's that time of year again. Pumpkin spice lattes are making all of us basic bitches throw on our uggs and flannels... ok, that's a stretch for those of us in the southwest. I wouldn't be caught dead in anything but shorts and tanktops until mid-November when the temperature finally starts to drop. Despite the… Continue reading Fall Into… Me?