Review/Interview: Self-Portrait in Dystopian Landscape

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado A curious book with a lyrical title that sounds like something you’d hear on the radio between Wagner’s ‘Flight of the Valkyries’ and DeBussy’s ‘Claire De Lune’. I say curious because of the book’s unique nature. “It’s written from the perspective of the observer being observed,” Stephen Lackaye, poet and author of […]

Last Tuesdays Poetry; July 31, 2018

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado With the sun screaming at the Earth this summer leaving us no escape from its scorching temperatures, where can one go to find a reprieve? My favorite air-conditioned haven is the Barnes and Noble bookstore, especially on the last Tuesday of the month; their poetry event! If great books and friendly, attentive […]

Last Tuesdays Poetry; May 29, 2018

A few months ago I wrote a piece about the benefits of self-publishing especially to new authors. E.L. James and Fifty Shades of Grey would be a paragon of such. Self-publishing can be a great way to build your publishing resume and gain the attention on traditional publishers. Another great tool to add some bling […]

Run The Red Lights by Ed Skoog

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado Ever have a conversation with a book? Not a self-help book, but a real book. I never have – until now. My typical relationship with a book is to immerse myself in the story. So fun to do! Just cuddle up in my favorite reading spot with a giant cup of coffee […]

The Divine Ms. Alicia’s Divinity School

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado   Book lovers were treated to a double-pleasure this past April 24th at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in Vancouver, WA. The first was a reading of a children’s book accompanied by the largest xylophones I have ever seen. The second was the divine Ms. Alicia Jo Rabins reading selections from her […]

Guilt in our Pockets: Poems from South India

by Danielle Champiet-Coronado   Braving the winter chill and the rain, I found a friendly face waiting in the Starbucks café at Barnes and Noble. It was Tuesday, the last Tuesday, and soon poets and poetry lovers would be gathering for the open mic session that evening. Fortune favors the bold and it certainly did! […]