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Review of Long Hidden

| April 18, 2018

It’s been on my to-read list for quite some time, but I finally have read and reviewed Long Hidden, edited by Rose Fox and Daniel José Older. It’s an anthology of 27 alternate history speculative fiction stories featuring marginalized characters. If you’re curious to see what I thought of it, check out my review at Mad Scientist Journal!

Brass and Glass 2 Edits are DONE!

| April 17, 2018

I finished up the last of my edits to the manuscript for Brass and Glass 2: The Long-Cursed Map on Saturday, and sent it off to my editors. Barring anything major that they find, the writing is basically done! Of course, that doesn’t mean that the book is also done. It still needs a copy edit, […]

Punk in Science Fiction and Fantasy

| April 16, 2018

At Norwescon, I spoke on a panel about punk in science fiction and fantasy. At first, I was pretty sure that I didn’t have very much to say on the subject, especially in comparison to my co-panelists. But it wound up being a great conversation about punk music, the punk aesthetic, and the many, many […]

Fun for Friday: What’s So Bad About Friday the 13th?

| April 13, 2018

It’s Friday the 13th, a day that strikes dread into the hearts of many. But why? People who fear the number thirteen are said to have triskaidekaphobia, and the fear of the number seems to stem from religious sources–Judas was said to be the thirteenth apostle at the Last Supper. But even for those who don’t […]

2019 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide!

| April 12, 2018

As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I’ve sold the next Marsh sisters story. And now that the contract is signed, I’m pleased to announce that it will appear in the 2019 Young Explorer’s Adventure Guide anthology from Dreaming Robot Press! This will be my third appearance in this anthology series, and the second time […]

Comic Book Review: Captain Phasma

| April 11, 2018

Warning: herein be spoilers for Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens and Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi! Today’s quick comic book review is my first requested comic review. While at Norwescon, I moderated a panel on Star Wars, and I talked a little bit about the recent Star Wars comics. I’m woefully behind on […]

Conventions as a Learning Experience

| April 10, 2018

One of the things that I love the most about going to conventions like Norwescon is the opportunity to learn from other writers. Even if I don’t get a chance to go to many (or any) panels that I’m not on, I still wind up in conversations while working at our table, or at parties, […]

Norwescon General Recap

| April 9, 2018

Easter weekend in Seattle always means Norwescon to me! I attended a little bit sporadically the first few years I was in Seattle, but now I pretty much go every year. In many cases, we have a table for DefCon One Publishing, my Scary White Girl Designs craft business, or both businesses in the dealer’s […]

Fun for Friday: Rainy Day Photo Prompt

| April 6, 2018

It’s almost always rainy in Seattle, especially this time of year. So today’s Friday fun is a photo prompt of a rainy day. What I love most about this photo is how the figure in it is completely out of focus and obscured. That means it could be pretty much anyone! Maybe you want to […]

Drumroll Please: Brass and Glass 2 Subtitle!

| April 5, 2018

I’m happy to announce that after a long session of brainstorming, we’ve come up with the subtitle for the second book in the Brass and Glass series. If you’ve been following my blog for a long time, you may already know that Brass and Glass: The Cask of Cranglimmering was originally just called by the subtitle. […]