CW: This article contains references to mental illness and bereavment/grief. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you may have noticed that I'm going through a pretty rough patch. For various reasons, including the loss of my childhood pet cat over the weekend, my mental health has taken a bit of a downturn. For [...]

Right now, I'm trying to finish the first draft of a story that I'm hoping will be my first novel. As a result, I want to bring attention to the five books that inspired me as a writer. I'm one of those people that can't choose a favorite book; for me, choosing one favorite song/book/movie/TV show [...]