Otherness. Long have I railed against the plague of Otherness pervading my country. If you are without food, I won't ask you who you voted for before sharing my sandwich. If you wreck your car outside my house, I'm not going to grill you on your religion or your legal status; I'm going to provide … Continue reading These Dark-Bright Days in America
I thought I might do a quarterly-ish post on what we're all reading or looking forward to reading soon. I read across genres and am always up for suggestions! [Fantasy] I've recently finished the Kingfountain series and the Muirwood novels (all by Jeff Wheeler). He has a fan in me! If you like Brent Weeks … Continue reading What are You Reading?
I have one of those faces. Well, no, it's probably not my face, since I don't always wear a friendly expression and tend to get lost in thought a lot, even in public. There's something about me, though, that induces complete strangers to come up to me in public places (including restrooms) and ask my … Continue reading Mango Lady
Do you really think kindness is the answer to school shootings? I don't.
An unhinged train conductor increases speed well past safety...
Here I am, 35 years old, longing to get out of a city that feels like it is pressing in on me from all sides all the time. I can't even get a decent shot of the moon because of all of the light pollution; there's a streetlamp in my front yard. Cities are great; … Continue reading My Future is a Farm
Today I had my first book signing (nobody really tells you that any "firsts" as an adult pretty much come with a side of terror/quaking in one's boots -- and yes, those were literal boots for me today because Texas). I found the prospect terrifying, yes -- but it goes well with 2018's theme of … Continue reading Baby’s Firsts (Boldly), and a Word about Accessibility
Telling someone you're a writer is always quite the experience...
Dear 2017, As tempting as it was to leave this at, "Bye, bitch!"...I feel there is more that needs to be said, in fairness. Thank you, 2017, for showing me that what I thought were mortal wounds -- though they be grievous and still-unhealed -- weren't. Thank you for arranging it, somehow, such that even … Continue reading Dear 2017
It's here!! It's really happening! The book I thought I'd have out in January of this year (darn you, 2017) got sidetracked by a death and another loss on its heels. I was going to wait and submit for actual publication in a few days, so my book would land in 2018...but then I thought, … Continue reading It’s HERE! (Also: Big Bites)