Book Review: How to Heal Our Racial Divide by Derwin L. Gray

Earlier this year, I discovered Derwin L. Gray on Twitter. I can’t even remember what he said, but it prompted me to check his bio, which told me he’s a former BYU football player, a pastor at a church in South Carolina, and a contributor to the Deseret News. It intrigued me. When I started … Read more

Book Reviews: A Gift for Self-published Authors

For self-published authors, marketing is not easy. We need to sell the vision—the story, the characters, the world—we put so much of our heart and soul into with a very limited budget. Authors with greater resources can afford to buy advertising, but most of us don’t have that luxury. So, we have to market to … Read more

Book Review: Collateral Damage by Taylor Simonds

How would you react if superheroes were real, carrying out battles with villains in your city on a daily basis? For Meg Sawyer, it’s not like the comic books. Meg isn’t blinded by feelings of hero worship and gratitude. In fact, Meg is annoyed. The superheroes aren’t very observant of their surroundings and the average … Read more

5 Books That Have Had an Impact on Me

For as long as I can remember, I have been a reader. I think I’ve always been in love with words. Books are a way for me to escape my ordinary life, but I’ve also realized that I use them as a way to learn about people—their personalities, their cultures, their origins. A famous line … Read more