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Reading List: 65 Books to Madness

This year--like every year-- I vowed to read 52 books. I like to have a healthy mix of fiction and poetry, but this year, I wanted to add in some nonfiction, some drama, and most importantly, tons of graphic novels. In fact, this was the year where I sat myself down and said "Stephanie, we're going to accept that we love comics and we're going to jump in and read a bunch this year. No more putting it off." So that's exactly what I did, and I loved it! In fact, I plan on finishing my three favorite series next year: The Sandman, Locke and Key, and Batman: Arkham Unhinged. Now here is my reading list for 2014--you'll see I beat my yearly goal of 52. My favorite novel was: Suffer the Children by Craig DiLouie My favorite poetry collection was: The Pleasures of the Damned by Charles Bukowski Next year, I'm going to vow to read more classic literature and start reading memoirs. We'll see how I do! 1.       Embrace the Hideous Immaculate by Chad

BROTHEL: Between the Sheets

Mi Amors, My current WIP, Brothel , has made me look at relationships in an entirely different light, but most importantly, it's taught me a deep appreciation for love and all that it encompasses. As a result, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite literary quotes about love, and about being in love. Lust can take the evening off, tonight. Favorite Quotes: “I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.”― Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Selected Poems "He's more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same."                 — Emily Brontë 


Man, 2014. This year has been one of the craziest, most fucked-up beautiful years of my life, and the more I look back on it, the more I smile, and laugh, and cry. I’ve had quite the adventure this year, making more memories, taking more chances, and breaking more rules than I ever thought I could (or would!), and because I finally decided to step out of my comfort zone, I’ve become one happy girl these days. Let’s take a look at things: ·          In January, I graduated from Seton Hill University with my MFA in Writing Popular Fiction with a concentration in Horror. ·          I made the final Stoker Award Ballot for HYSTERIA: A COLLECTION OF MADNESS. ·          By April, everything that I trusted in my life fell apart and I had to completely rebuild and reevaluate who I was and what I wanted. ·          I ended up writing an unplanned poetry collection in three weeks, An Exorcism of Angels , to which I sold to Raw Dog Screaming Press. ·          By then, it was May an