Welcome To My Very First Post At Forever Gemini

Headshot of Tara Perillo, creator of Forever Gemini
Tara Perillo, creator of Forever Gemini

Well, hello.  So, I thought I’d give you a bit of an introduction, for those of you who don’t know me, or those who may not recognize me.   My name is Tara Perillo.

The reason I decided to start this blog is I’m writing my first horror novel series.  Now, because I’ve already started to write the first book in the series, I have a feeling it’s going to be controversial, once I release it next year.  I thought it would be a good idea if people got to know me…..my beliefs…..my writing style, before that time comes.  If I leave it to the haters and trolls out there to explain who I am, and what my books are trying to convey, you would never understand their true messages. Hopefully, you will get to know me through my blog.

Although it may seem that I’ve just appeared from nowhere, to start this blog, I’ve actually been around for quite some time.  My blog, Paleo Cajun Lady, was, and still is very successful.  I’ve also published a cookbook, AIP Paleo Cajun Cookbook, and an autoimmune fitness book, Sickness To Fitness Quick Start Guide. My recipes have been in magazines including Paleo Magazine, Paleo Living Magazine, and  Shape Magazine online. They’ve also been in many specialty cookbooks, and online in guest posts, company recipe roundups, and various health and fitness websites.  Needless to say, if you’ve been in the autoimmune paleo, or paleo sphere, you’ve probably seen my name or my recipes. And then, almost exactly two years ago, I abandoned it all.

One day soon, I’ll tell you the story of why I left my paleo community, but not today.  Leaving that all behind was a turning point for me. Like my husband says, I was evolving.  I decided to pursue my passions in life, as my true self.  So what if I wanted purple hair!  Or, if I wanted to dress like a goth!  Or, if I finally wanted to write that controversial horror novel!  No longer would I be beholden to anyone.   I do what I want!

So, that’s what I do now.  I encourage you to live life as your authentic self.  Do the things you love.  Dress the way that fills you with joy.  Don’t accept anyone else’s limitations.  This is your life.

In this blog, I’ll be sharing some of my short horror stories, reviewing gothic and horror products, creating horrific recipes, and anything else that comes to my twisted mind.  Truth is, I don’t believe in limiting the topics I discuss in my blog. But, I do demand everyone be accepting of different viewpoints expressed here.  Everyone has the right to their own beliefs.  If you’re going to be a dickhead, I’d rather you leave now.  Oh, and by the way, I write like I talk; so, there will be some profanity involved. 

Hopefully, you’ll stick around, and we’ll get to know each other.  Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself in the comments.  I’d love to welcome you properly. And, don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and Instagram.