Review: Kyoko M.’s Of Cinder & Bone

My apologies for the late review, but life has kept me busy these past few months.

I won a copy of the novel via the author’s GoodReads giveaway


The novel’s a great read, it has everything a reader can ask for in a sci-fi/fantasy book.

I applaud the author’s characters who are not only well-developed characters but are diverse and inclusive. It was great to see that one of the main characters is a WOC AND she’s not the only WOC present. Back ground characters are also not one dimensional and also given something to do which is a plus.

The thing that appealed to me the most was how much research the author did in their approach to bringing a dragon to life. The method used in the story has a realistic feel which piqued my curiosity.  Of Cinder & Bone also brought a sense of awe and wonderment, almost like the first time I watched Jurassic Park on the big screen.

The story features action, tension, drama, and comedy and goes at a decent pace. But I expect that from this author. It’s risky to end a novel with a cliffhanger, but the move pays off because I want to know what happens next.  Plus, it makes the book stand out in a good way.

Overall, Of Cinder & Bone is an excellent story. I look forward to the sequel.


My Work In Comics

Happy Friday! I hope you had a good week and I hope that you’ll have a good weekend. Aside from poetry, I also like to write comic book scripts. It can be a very daunting process and I’m learning as What follows is a short list of comic book stories that I’ve written that have been published:


Womanthology: Heroic

My first comic book story (ever) was published in this anthology. It’s titled “Defect: Light to Combat the Darkness.” The story was illustrated by Kelly Turnbull and colored by Dawn Best.  A page of the script was featured in the Womanthology: Heroic Sketchbook.’


Womanthology: Holiday PDF


My second story was a one page Hanukkah story titled “Don’t Let the Light Go Out.” It was illustrated by Brenda Kirk.


Womanthology: Valentines Day Special

A one page story written in honor of my late grandma, it’s titled “June” and was also illustrated by Brenda Kirk.


Grayhaven Comics The Gathering Crime Anthology

I wrote a four page story titled “Tzedek: The Lost Ones.” It was illustrated by Leigh Walls.


Grayhaven Comics The Gathering All Women 2 Anthology

Wrote a four page story titled “Willehmina King of Thieves: Never A Dull Moment.”  It was illustrated by Taty Silva and lettered by Erica J. Helfin.


Grayhaven Comics The Gathering Time Travel Anthology

My most recent story titled “The Musical Mechanism” was published in this anthology.

I hope to continue writing and publishing stories for readers to enjoy.  Have a wonderful weekend!