Life is a whirlwind

You may notice that I didn't post last week. Usually I give warning if I am not going to post, but honestly last week was an entire mess that I largely can't discuss and I've fallen behind in my blog queue given the whirlwind of June. My brother got married on the 21st, we bought... Continue Reading →

Reading Round-up: June 2021

June has been an absolute riot of activity, and I almost didn't get this post written. My brother got married, we're planning for our trip, we bought a car somehow??? The mechanics of buying the car are of course understood but the buying of the car was kind of a surprise. Anyway, there's a lot... Continue Reading →

Opening up the theater

I've been to several in-person, mask-free events recently. I didn't intend for them to be mask-free, but upon arrival found that I was the only person masked. I probably could have doubled down and made a statement -- did for the first one. But several of these were work events and the politics get....a little... Continue Reading →

The Six Month Check-in

Hello! Wow! It's June! Every year I set some general goals, and every year I check in sometime about June to see how those are going. This year I'm happy to say things are going well! One of my big goals for this year was to finish a new manuscript -- a novel-length manuscript, not... Continue Reading →

Short post this week to let you know that it is the one year anniversary of A Sinister Quartet! Accordingly, we're holding a virtual party for our bouncing baby bundle of cobwebs and corpses. Register here!

Reading Round-up: May 2021

Back in early May I foolishly asserted that I wasn't sure I was going to have anything for a May round-up. And then I read some of my favorite books this year. Six of Crows/Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo Let's start with the big names. These two books are included in the novels used in... Continue Reading →

What makes it YA?

The S.O. told me that I should title this post "Why-A" and he's probably right because this is a question I find myself asking a lot. I read widely in Young Adult novels when this classification of books first started making an appearance, and really loved some of the stories I found there. But I... Continue Reading →

Checking in with the writer

It is May and spring is here! I usually do a half-year check-in and I am probably still going to do that to speak directly towards my 2021 goals, which I'm pretty sure I probably had. I usually do? Anyway, this post is not that. This post is just a regular old check-in about life.... Continue Reading →

The Old Guard and the Just Warrior

I finally watched The Old Guard and I'm here to talk to you about the subliminal themes of this fun movie, superheroes, and a concept I recently encountered when reading about another Charlize Theron movie, the Just Warrior. While POP FIZZ is not currently happening, having those conversations has made me think about a lot... Continue Reading →

Reading Round-up: April 2021

April showers bring May flowers, and this month's Round-up has no theme to speak of! We've got horror. We've got regency romance. We've got cli-fi. We've got epic fantasy that was not, in my opinion, YA. I was kind of all over the place, so enjoy! Devolution by Max Brooks If you liked World War... Continue Reading →

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