Fangaea Con

By Jaimie Aurelio I like to consider myself kind of an avid convention attendee. I have been to several conventions over my lifetime. I’ve been to Comic Con almost every year since 2006. I’ve been to D23, Anime Conji, Wondercon, and Anime Expo as well. Fangaea 2018, however, was a first for me since it … Continue reading Fangaea Con

Interview with Elena Botts

by Michelle Starrett “And nowhere, in any part of the world, is that a small gift, to be truly heard.” -Xenophobia by Elena Botts Each year, Poetry International’s sister journal Fiction International publishes an anthology of pieces focused on formal innovation and social activism. One of the most recent issues, Taboo, challenged societal restrictions, providing … Continue reading Interview with Elena Botts

Restore Me: San Diego Event Recap

By Michelle Starrett In 2011 readers were introduced to Juliette Ferrars, a 17 year old girl with a lethal touch in Tahereh Mafi’s debut young adult dystopian Shatter Me. The Reestablishment promised people order and peace. Instead, it has caused nothing but destruction and devastation, turning the world into a polluted wasteland where only the … Continue reading Restore Me: San Diego Event Recap

Zenith Signing: Mysterious Galaxy Meets the Mirabel

by Michelle Starrett Besides connecting readers with book lovers, YouTube is a great space to meet the author of your next read. Two of my favorites are Sasha Alsberg of abookutopia and Lindsay Cummings who share all things books and writing. In 2016, Alsberg and Cummings self-published Zenith, a novella that they describe as an all … Continue reading Zenith Signing: Mysterious Galaxy Meets the Mirabel

Interview with Dr. Angel Daniel Matos

By Xiomahara Solis Last Spring, I had the pleasure of attending Dr. Angel Daniel Matos, “Destabilizing the Archive: LGBTQ Young Adult Literature and the Queer Politics of Digital Fan Art” event.  He is  an Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. He received his Ph.D. in English and a minor in Gender … Continue reading Interview with Dr. Angel Daniel Matos