Ghost stories — Books that will make you enjoy being scared

Here are my latest book recommendations for Northwest Asian Weekly: Deadly Love By Wesley Robert Lowe Wesley Lowe Media, 2014 Five years ago, 20-year-old actress Jasmine Huang died in Beijing. She had asked her boyfriend Chris to rehearse with her for an audition for the role of a battered woman. She was convinced he needed […]

Love, it’s complicated

Here are my latest book recommendations for the Northwest Asian Weekly: Tiger’s Destiny By Colleen Houck Splinter, 2012 It’s three quests down and one to go for Kelsey Hayes, Ren, and Kishan, as they continue to work to break the curse that forces the two brothers to live part of their days as tigers. In […]

The “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet”

This month, I took a step back from my usual book recommendations for the Northwest Asian Weekly and wrote a review of the stage production of “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet.” For those who have long memories, you may remember I wrote a review on the book for the paper before I began […]

Weighing in: My response to Jennifer Livingston

Like many people, every now and then, I’ll see or read something I find interesting and will post it on my Facebook page. Sometimes I’ll post the article, video, etc., straight with no commentary. Other times, I’ll add a comment about how amusing or interesting I found it — usually no more than a sentence or […]

Rap and grammar…what more can a girl ask for?

As a writer, I’ve made it no secret that bad grammar is a major pet peeve of mine and have no qualms about correcting people on their mistakes. I feel I covered some pretty good points the first time around, but there is still one common error that just irks me: I cannot tell you how […]

Right and wrong sounds

I will be the first to admit I’m not perfect: I have no game; I tend to hold on to relationships (romantic and platonic) longer than I probably should; I’m not always the nicest person and I can be a bit of a snob at times. With the latter, I have stuck my nose up […]

Fun moments in journalism

Fun moments in journalism

Tonight, an old coworker posted this Poynter article on his Facebook. Needless to say, I got a total kick out of this, as I’m sure all journalists would because there is nothing worse than working on deadline and having nobody get back to you. I’m not a sports reporter, but I can’t tell you how many times […]