"Corcoran’s fantasy debut is equal parts thrilling and ridiculous. [...] Readers will look forward to the sequel."

December 28, 2015

Meet the Author!

Full Name: Rose Corcoran
Age: Twenty-Six
Height: 5’3”        
Eyes: Gray
Hair: Brown
Likes: Tea, books, movies, video games, pineapples, rabbits, Lewis Carroll, being outdoors, changing seasons, animals, theology, Japan
Dislikes: Injustice, lack of catharsis in fiction, shirts with hems that are different lengths in the front and back, first person present tense POV, rosehips and hibiscus in herbal tea
Occupation: Author
Favorite Food: Bread, cheese, and any combination thereof
Place of Birth: Arizona
Spirit Animal: Cat
Spirit Vegetable Fruit: Strawberry
Little Known Fact: She can lick her elbow.

December 21, 2015

Sestina: Hades

There she was, playing with her friends,  
oblivious to all the evils in the world,
unaware that she was being watched by a cold
figure. Hard as stone
is what they call me, heartless as I am cruel, 
but not so cruel as to not let her finish her last necklace of seeds.

December 14, 2015

Beat Tea Poetry

Even as I write this,
I know the title makes no sense.
Beat tea poetry:
shouldn't it be tea beat poetry,
or beat poetry on tea?
I'm not even sure it's beat to be honest.
Beat honest.
Beat honest about your non-beat poetry,
poet-tea—
A beat-boxing poet's beat poem about tea
that steeps. The kettle keeps time
as she types on the keys,
tries to rhyme as the water turns green
and the leaves unfurl, swirl.
Then the steam from the kettle breaks free.
Second steeping, not time to be stopping,
she leaps to the water, fills the pot to the brim,
then it's back to typing her piping hot poem.
The tea simmers and she goes on hitting keys
and dreaming, trying to get what's in her head
out
so it won't turn bitter.

December 7, 2015

NaNoRaMble

NaNoWriMo is over, and I lost spectacularly, completing only 20,119 words out of 50,000 (but then again, I only wrote from November 8th through the 22nd ). So, having done better on this  NaNo than I ever have before, I thought I'd share some thoughts with you.