“In her candid and introspective debut, Janaya Martin shares stories of her journey and reminds us “[t]here is no use for words/when they can’t bring you home,” and “…no use keeping track/of where you dare not tread.” Then, with courage and grace, Martin walks “both away from and toward/people and things and memories.” She dares… Continue reading Reviews of Tiptoe and Whisper
Tiptoe and Whisper is now available for pre-order, by clicking on “Buy Now” below. (E-books available soon.) “Tiptoe and Whisper is a perfectly timed drunk dial to your ex. It’s your inner child rattling the walls of your ribcage. It’s every love letter you should have sent and all the things you want to say but keep… Continue reading Have you heard?!
This has been a productive few weeks, in terms of rejection. They say that rejection is all part of the process. While I know this to be true, it doesn’t make it sting any less. It doesn’t help quiet that little voice in my head that is always looking for a way to make me give… Continue reading It’s all part of the process
So prior to the holiday “break”, I was perusing Pinterest (go ahead, you can judge) for some writing challenges that could help me start the new year off on the write foot (see what I did there? Huh? Huh?). I thought I’d have all this extra time, maybe even get a few posts written and scheduled in… Continue reading 30 Day Writing Challenge
When someone uses their intelligence to make another person feel small. When some leaves only a drop, sip, bite, etc. of something. Rude. When someone doesn’t replace the toilet paper roll.
Ms. Ruth, my 7th grade English teacher, is the first person who told me I had a “gift” when it came to writing. For some reason, when she said it, I actually believed her. She seemed to know about life, she fascinated me. She presented more male than female, wore khakis and a polo most… Continue reading Day 2: Write something that someone told you about yourself that you never forgot
Sleeping in Belly laughs from/with my kids Laying in bed talking with my love Finishing a poem and still liking it when it’s done Good coffee Pastries Making someone feel important Thai food Finding money in an old pair of jeans Crossing things off my list