2017 Awards Eligibility

I've never done this before, so I'll just jump right into it. Hi, my writing name is R.S.A. Garcia and I have a story eligible for awards this year. You can read 'The Bois' for free at this link. Really nice people said some really nice things about the story here and here. There's a … Continue reading 2017 Awards Eligibility

I’m On the Nebula Awards Recommended Reading List!

The title says it all! I'm so shocked and SO SO HAPPY! You can click on this link to see my name up in lights with all the other writers, a lot of whom I admire and can't believe I'm keeping company with! I'm recommended reading! Me! No idea how it happened, but I'm taking … Continue reading I’m On the Nebula Awards Recommended Reading List!

The Bookshine Bandit – New LEX TALIONIS Review

Happy New Year, everyone!! Yes, I know I'm very late. But I'm only one week late in China! I should have come by at least a couple of times last month, but in my defense, I was writing pretty steadily. I'm still at it and I've also been very busy at work, but I have … Continue reading The Bookshine Bandit – New LEX TALIONIS Review

A Wonderful New Review for LEX TALIONIS in Caribbean Beat Magazine

I'm really over the moon about this one! Caribbean Beat magazine is produced by Caribbean Airlines and given away free on every flight they have, both in and out of the Caribbean, for two months. I'm extremely lucky and grateful to be included in their bookshelf. In the past, I've heard about great books like … Continue reading A Wonderful New Review for LEX TALIONIS in Caribbean Beat Magazine

3 Day Quote Challenge! And They’re Off!!

I've been nominated for the Three Day Quote Challenge by Erin Burns! She has a wonderful blog in which she reviews books, among other things. She's extra special to me because not only did she read and like my novel LEX TALIONIS, she left reviews for it all over the place. If she wasn't already … Continue reading 3 Day Quote Challenge! And They’re Off!!

A Film Festival And A Dance Battle

Found this great roundup of the recently concluded Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival (ttff). Great to see the films being appreciated, but even better to hear sound critical advice. Yes, our film-makers need to come from a more critical place, especially when making documentaries. We are presenting positive overviews right now, but I suspect as … Continue reading A Film Festival And A Dance Battle

A Few Good Women…

Earlier this year, Barnes and Noble did a great article featuring 7 speculative fiction books that feature strong female characters. Is it exhaustive? By no means. But it has a nice mix of modern and classic and also had the good sense to include the queen of Caribbean speculative fiction, Nalo Hopkinson. Seriously, if you … Continue reading A Few Good Women…

A Cannibal and His Food

This is a great article about the lady that styles the food on "Hannibal". "Hannibal" is one of my favourite TV shows, and one of the things I love about it is the luscious cooking and presentation of food--even if sometimes, that food happens to be longpork. Mads' Hannibal Lecter is even more stylish and sophisticated … Continue reading A Cannibal and His Food

A Story About A Man, A Trail And The Life Before

I don't even remember why I clicked on this story. It was in one of my digests simply listed as 'One Heckuva Hike'. Mild curiosity was probably the culprit. But what started off as a beautiful story about the Appalachian Trail ended up going deeper into the human psyche than I ever expected. You can … Continue reading A Story About A Man, A Trail And The Life Before

Taylor Swift Is Alright With Me

I like Taylor Swift and I'm not ashamed to say it. I don't, in fact, think she writes bad music. I like her tunes, I rock out to them all the time, and her Bad Blood video was everything, dahling, just everything. Does she sometimes come across as the branded version of every good American … Continue reading Taylor Swift Is Alright With Me