Using Writing to Heal

It’ll come as no surprise to you that writing and healing go hand-in-hand. Therapists have encouraged their patients to journal for decades to overcome traumas and stresses. Modern research has even proven journaling can provide relief to people battling life-threatening diseases. According to studies conducted by research-psychologists Joshua Smyth, PhD, of Syracuse University, and James Pennebaker, PhD. of the University …

The Brave New World of Book Publishing

Written by: Echo Montgomery Garrett Our new publishing company held our first big book launch with the southern fantasy young adult novel Spellbound Under the Spanish Moss on Sunday, June 7, 2020. It hit #1 New Release in its category for both the print and Kindle versions. Lucid House’s co-founder/partner Connor Garrett and his father/my husband Kevin Garrett started working …

Writing a Book with My Dad During Protests, Power Outages, and a Pandemic

Written by: Connor Judson Garrett Twenty-seven years ago, I met Kevin N. Garrett, a man that would one day become my writing partner. He also happens to be my father. When I was a kid, he used to tell my older brother and I his mashed-up remixes of fairy tales, such as Little Blue Riding Hood and The Medicinal Tequila, …

Why The World Needs More Authors of Color

Written  by: Kristel Issa The importance of representation in literature is recognized on a broader scale. The #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign that launched a few years ago is just one of many examples of concerted efforts to give marginalized people a voice and a sense of inclusion. However, there’s still a long way to go to close the diversity gap amongst authors. …