Press Release: L. Marie Wood added to UoP Library System

Sep 16, 2022—Rock Hill, South Carolina. Mocha Memoirs Press, LLC is proud to announce that award-winning Author L. Marie Wood has been added to the Horror Studies Collection at the University of Pittsburgh Library System.  Wood has been recognized with various awards, including Best Horror Screenplay from the NOVA International Film Festival, and many others. […]

Press Release: New Release of ‘Lost Cargo’

Sep 12, 2022—Rock Hill, South Carolina  Mocha Memoirs Press, LLC is pleased to announce the release of a bold new science fiction story, Lost Cargo. Readers are praising Lost Cargo, calling it “a compelling, action-packed adventure. I couldn’t put it down.” When Parker signed up for the new colony world, they said the journey would […]

Author Spotlight: P.A. Cornell

What is your favorite coffee shop beverage? I don’t really have a go-to coffee shop beverage. It varies so much with my moods, seasons, etc. I can say that as a Chilean, I come from a tea-drinking culture, so I tend to gravitate toward teas. That’s what you’ll find me drinking on any given day, […]

Found Family

One of the most often misunderstood and misquoted sayings is “blood is thicker than water”. The full version of the saying is “the blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb,” and means that the people you have chosen to be a part of your life have more meaning and are […]

Why Read Black Spec Fic

One of the things that isn’t really talked about enough is the fact that when people walk into a bookstore or a library, they tend to gravitate towards books with people who look like them on the cover. This isn’t necessarily wrong or bad, but it is a concept called “implicit bias”, defined by the […]

Black Speculative Fiction Month

We’re now halfway through Black Speculative Fiction Month, and by now you’ve heard a few titles, seen a few write-ups, and maybe even watched a few movies or TV shows; but unless you already knew about Black Speculative Fiction, you may be scratching your head over why its important or why there’s a month dedicated […]

Why Fantasy Captivates Me

Myths, legends, and fantasy stories – these have always captivated my mind, ever since I was a little girl. I wish I could pinpoint exactly what my first fantasy novel was, but I’m not sure I’ll ever know. What I can say is that when I was around ten or eleven years old, I was […]

Flying High on the Wings of Dragons

“Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and good with ketchup.” Always a good nugget of advice to follow.   I’m not sure when my first experience with dragons happened, but I imagine it was somewhere in my pre-teen years, when I was reading Tolkien’s The Hobbit, Ann McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of […]

Do You Like Free Books?

Okay, so you’re a reader. You have piles of books on your ‘to be read shelves’, you’re subscribed to your favorite authors’ newsletters and blogs, maybe you’ve even met a few of them outside of the computer or the pages of their books. Now you’re thinking about writing a review and you’re not sure if […]

August is National Wellness Month

Burnout happens.    It’s a fact of life, whether you’re an author, a reader, or just about anyone else in the world. We all have times where everything just hits us at once and we feel overwhelmed and at a loss as to how to manage our time, energy, and general work/life balance. That’s why […]