Children Sexually Abusing Other Children. Do You Look Away?

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Some weeks ago, a news item appeared in the Guardian about an issue often ignored in conversations on school problems: children sexually abusing other children. The issue rears its shameful, scary head every so often to outrage us and, maybe, … Continued

The Fun of Researching a Book

Inside, the terminal was bouncing. That was the only way Leilani could describe it. Greeters jumped and shrieked their welcome at arrivals they had not seen in a while. Children squealed as they played, running through throngs of people. She … Continued

SPR Independent Woman Author Awards: I Got One!

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Self Publishing Review honored me with a Bronze Author Award last week, citing my writing as the main criterion for which they picked me as one of their three awardees for  The SPR Independent Woman Author Awards. Here’s what they … Continued

A White Male Reviews Welcome, Reluctant Stranger

A white male reviews Welcome, Reluctant Stranger. That’s me, Rich Journey. I’m not a novel reader but some requests, you just can’t resist. I’m honest in my views but you may justly accuse me of a certain bias. In Welcome … Continued

How Can You Boost Your KDP Free Days? Useful Data-Based Insights

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On two consecutive Fridays in June, I ran kdp free days for Hello, My Love! (HML), Book 1, and Welcome Reluctant Stranger! (WRS), Book 3, of my series, Between Two Worlds. I meant to test a couple of my suspicions. … Continued

Welcome Reluctant Stranger: 5 🌟s—Self-Publishing Review

Welcome, Reluctant Stranger! (Between Two Worlds Book 3), by E. Journey, is a touching story about a woman who must confront her family’s past.   Leilani Torres, a psychologist, helps people heal. But can she heal herself? When she was … Continued

That Festering Issue: Race vs. Culture

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Has anyone who’s lived within at least two cultures not been tempted to weigh in on the broiling issue of being “transracial”? Rachel Dolezal, former regional president of the NAACP, claimed she was black, but was recently outed as white … Continued

Crossing Cultures With Good Eats

Writing the multicultural experience. Part 2 A famous chef, James Beard, once said: Food is our common ground, a universal experience. Who could dispute that food is a universal experience? But is it really a common ground? I have my … Continued

Living and Writing the Multicultural Experience. Part 1

I’ve lived in different places. Born in some far-flung place, educated at universities in the US West and Mid-west, and currently residing in multicultural San Francisco Bay Area, I’ve also “lived” a few months at a time in Paris (several … Continued

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