Hearts of Steel

Apr 22nd, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 1 min read

It's my pleasure to introduce to you all, Hearts of Steel, a charity anthology based in the heart of Pittsburgh. Twenty-six talented authors give you an assortment of short stories based on love and the Steel City. All proceeds from the sales of this anthology will be donated to Treasure House Fashions, a Pittsburgh non-profit that helps clothe women in transition and crisis. For more...

Bleeding into Adulthood

Apr 15th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 5 min read

My cousin and I were born a little under eight months apart. Growing up, our families were very close, and we grew to be, too. We spent weekends and holidays together, wrote each other little notes that were passed along through our grandmother during the week, talked endlessly about what our lives would look like when we grew up. All big events were celebrated with...

Blog Tour & Interview: Through The White Wood by Jessica Leake

Apr 8th, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 20 min read

When the Advanced Reader’s Copy of Jessica Leake’s Through The White Wood arrived a little over a month ago (literally with my name on it) nothing could stop me from getting down to business and reading every last word. I read sections that were cut from the final print, I read handwritten annotations from Jessica herself, I even read the section about the back about mythology and...

Tornado Chasers: Lifting That Writer’s Block

Apr 1st, 2019 Caffeine Addled Ramblings 6 min read

For a (thankfully) short period in March, there was so much going on in my life that I felt unable to concentrate on the written word. I wasn’t able to post poignant birthday messages to the people I loved, I wasn’t able to work on my novel, I wasn’t even able to read without the words swimming around the page. I felt like a walking,...