Who are the actual aliens in Roswell, New Mexico?

by Sarah M. Vasquez Roswell, New Mexico is one of the many TV show reboots in recent years, but it was apparent from the opening scene that this iteration is not a straight copy and paste version of the original. The CW show is about a woman who returns to her hometown to be with her father on the 10-year...

Review: Passages by Kelli Owen

Passages picks up right where Wilted Lilies left off; Lily May is being driven far from home, to Pennsylvania, where she will attend a school for children like her. Other kids who have powers. Lily soon discovers that not all of the residents of McMillan Hall have the same abilities she does, and not all of them are alive, either....

Friday’s Forgotten Books: Wilted Lilies by Kelli Owen

Detective Travis Butler has been selected to interview Lily May Holloway. The reason? He isn’t from her town. He’s an outsider, and because he’s an outsider he doesn’t have any preconceived ideas about Lily May or some of the events she needs to talk about. This entire novella takes place in the police station. From almost start to finish, Lily...

Insights: An Interview with Kelli Owen about Wilted Lilies and her most recent book, Passages

Sandra Ruttan: Almost the entire story takes place in one room, in a way. Was that your idea from the outset?  Kelli Owen: I think so. I heard Lily’s voice in my head before I knew much of anything about the storyline, but that voice was telling me about something that happened after the fact. The way she naturally meanders...

Dear Straight People

Dear Straight People

How NOT to Interact With Queer People in Public by Laila Winters Although I don’t suppose this will come as much of a surprise, I’m a homebody. A queer, anxious homebody who does not leave her apartment unless otherwise prompted by an equally as queer fiancée. But on the rare occasion that I do go out (and I can count...

A Minor Twitter Movement #Oct1st

Protecting Indigenous Persons Against Racism and Misinformation on Social Media and In Society By E.M. Lunsford Why October 1st? It’s what I see as the beginning of the Indigenous Appropriation Season.  Columbus Day, where many “celebrate” a man “discovering” land that was already occupied.  We already knew it was there. He was a violent invader, who tortured, massacred, slaughtered many...

Friday’s Forgotten Books, Banned Books Week Edition: The Hate U Give

It’s ironic that people would fight for censorship of a book that advocates using your voice to seek justice. Starr Carter is a sixteen-year-old girl who has grown up in a rough neighborhood called Garden Heights. Her dad used to be in a gang and did time, but has cleaned up his life. Through an impropriety he shares a son...