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Welcome to she lit

 

is a literary lifestyle blog creating and curating content on books across the media spectrum and on how to achieve your reading and writing goals.

I launched she lit because I read every day. Purposefully, I spend at least an hour to devour a story through a paperback, hardcover, or Kindle book from the physical or digital library, indie or mainstream bookstore, thrift store or garage sale. I’ll take in a book from anywhere. This is my self-care.

I launched she lit because I write every day. Sometimes, a scene or character development building up in my head forces me to run to the nearest notebook, Post-It, or electronic device to capture it by hand before it disappears. I’m constantly typing thousands of words or editing them line after line on paper. This is my self-care.

Me at Bart’s Books in Ojai, California

While juggling my busy career as a news editor, I have found reading and writing have become the creative outlets I need. I also enjoy semi-applying my journalistic skills to select and produce entertaining stories around books. This inspired me to start she lit.

Based in Los Angeles, I network a lot as it’s been hard to find tribes as a young woman of color striving to be a published author. I hope she lit can bloom into a tribe where everyone feels comfortable sharing their love for books. If you’re looking for something literary to do in the LA area, Events showcase what could be of interest to the literary-minded woman.

I’m vocal about the trendiest books, especially in women’s fiction, young adult, and new adult genres; TV series and films based on books or involve bookwomen; and diversity (or lack thereof) in the literary industry and on the literary networking scene (even in a diverse city like LA). So invite me to contribute to the conversation.

I tend to be at events for several women’s book and blogging groups, book launches and author conversations, and writing conferences. Some adventures are documented in Experiences, but it reflects 1% of those adventures, so stay tuned for more.

current project

I’m working on a young adult novel that’s a modern retelling of The Little Mermaid.

book club

Mocha Girls Read, which is on an unbelievable tribe status.

bookstore

The Ripped Bodice, which has an upstairs section called Jo’s Attic after my favorite literary character of all time, Jo March, from Little Women.

Skylight Books hosts tons of top author events in Los Angeles.

favorite book

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. I also collect Louisa’s lesser known works. I have The Inheritance (as well as the TV movie DVD), Work, Good Wives, and A Long Fatal Love Chase in my library.