My Favorite Books of 2019

Hey folks. It's that time of year. The time of year when I tell you about the books that have touched my soul this year, whether they came out this year or not, and hope you go buy them so these writers can make more sweet, sweet words. You ready? The Light Brigade - Kameron... Continue Reading →

Pie Day 2019

Happy Thanksgiving, folks! This year I celebrated Thanksgiving with the S.O.'s family rather than my parents for the first time in a while. Usually we do two Thanksgiving's with the S.O.'s extended family (which is incredibly large) and then actual Thanksgiving with my parents, but due to his work schedule things are a little wonky... Continue Reading →

You can do everything right

Last week Publisher's Weekly published an article about the increasing inequity in advances for traditionally published authors. This comes in the wake of several years of writing income studies that are showing median writer income to be decreasing steadily. From the 2018 report by the Author's Guild: Median incomes of all published authors who were... Continue Reading →

On writing endings: lessons from the Hollows

Recently, I've been re-reading the Hollows Series by Kim Harrison. For those who don't remember this lovely series, it was one of those fun re-imaginings of our world that was contemporary to the Sookie Stackhouse novels, later adapted into True Blood, and Kelley Armstrong's Women of the Otherworld series, adapted into the TV Show Bitten.... Continue Reading →

Two Spooky Halloween Reads

The Twisted Ones Are you looking for a haunted house story? Do you like stories set in Appalachia? This may be the spooky fall read for you. T. Kingfisher, aka Ursula Vernon, has won numerous awards for her adult fiction under her pseudonym. This is her first novel which has been branded as definitively horror,... Continue Reading →

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