PCAS Conference in New Orleans: Pop Culture Association in the South

Riverwalk at the Hilton

This year I will have the privilege of attending the PCAS Conference in New Orleans. I will be presenting a paper that I wrote entitled "Falstaff and the Seven Deadly Sins" (for those of you who know Shakespeare). I am very excited and nervous because speaking in public has never been a fuerte of mine. Luckily, there are a couple other friends that are speaking as well which makes me feel a bit better.

But isn't this what it's all about? Going out there, getting your voice heard, and letting your writing speak for itself? Yes, my paper is an academic writing, not creative, but it is my writing. I plan on continuing to throw myself, head first, into anything that may expand myself and my writing.

Failure is never trying at all, and my motto has always been, "Failure is not an option." If you are on the query-go-round, or you have a chance to present your writing in any way - do it again and again! Don't let fear stifle your dreams. Take advantage of every opportunity. Embrace the curve balls. Life is truly beautiful if you live it without fear.

I will update everyone on how the conference went in a few weeks. I also promise photos. :)

Until then,



 -Picture from the PCAS Website.


My birthday was earlier this month, and  it has been one of the best birthdays ever. I am blessed to have great friends and family that encourage me to tackle my dreams.

My dear friend, Jessica, got me a book signed by one of my favorite authors, with an inscription that said, "Persist." As a writer, I cannot tell you how much that meant to me. My other friend from Texas, Laura, send me a book on how to write a Christian Romance. I cannot wait to dive into that one. I am really inspired by these friends and many others who have went out of their way to encourage my dreams of writing.

I believe that encouragement is a priceless gift, and I am more than thankful.

I'd like to take this time to encourage every writer out there: PERSIST!

Encouragement- Pass it on. :)