Award Winning Writer and Educator
Akilah Brown is a blogger, multi-genre storyteller, and professor who was a 2023 writing fellow for the Joshua Tree Highlands Artist Residency and a past scholarship recipient for the Rocaberti Writers’ Retreat. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Iowa State University, has completed doctoral coursework in children’s literature at the University of Florida, and is an alumna of the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Originally from the Washington, DC area, she lived in Florida for over ten years before making her way west to Los Angeles where she currently lives and writes.
Okay, so I was texting with a friend on Jan. 23 (as one does) when she told me that her current TV obsession is The Traitors, a reality show on Peacock. I had never heard of it, so watched the trailer and was intrigued and then, on Jan. 26,
At the beginning of the year when I made my goal lists, I initially had two things on there that I ultimately deleted. One was learn TikTok and the other was to post to Instagram more/become an influencer. I deleted it from my list because the list was too
Welp, the first week of the new year has been and gone, so I guess it’s time to think about goals for 2024. Reading Goal Since I didn’t post any goals for 2023, there’s nothing to review there really except for my Goodreads challenge. I set that goal for
In today’s post, I tell you a couple of things re: the new layout of ye olde blog. My blog has a new address, so if you were following me over at WordPress or are using an RSS reader, my blog is now at https://theakilahbrown.com/blog/. I’m going to start
My daughter started pressing me out for my Christmas list before Black Friday, and I just finished it last Wednesday, so needless to say I am way behind the ball here. I told her what I really wanted (first item on the list), but she was like, “That’s nice
The chicanery at my job is at an all-time high. You may be thinking, “But Akilah, how is that so when you’re not even at work and on sabbatical? And why chicanery and not shenanigans or tomfoolery?” I’m so glad you asked.
A lot has happened since my last, non strictly a reading update post, so here is a catch-up post in list form, mostly about hanging with friends.
It’s been so long since my last update because I have been traveling a ton, so this will be strictly a book update. To the books!
I have a paid WordPress account, which renews soon (or expires soon, given your outlook) so I have spent the past two days looking over the features of the different accounts because I have been thinking of upgrading, and y’all. Y’all. WordPress has really stepped their game up! There
My Joshua Tree residency is officially over today, which means I’m headed back home. I had plans to go to the park last week because the weather was supposed to break, but I had a family issue to deal with so plans got disrupted because I had to take