(Belated) Six Month Check-In

Every six months I try to check in on my writing goals, and I totally skated right past that deadline this year. I don't think that's a surprise for anyone -- it certainly wasn't a surprise for me. I've had a hard time focusing over the past month or so especially, which I'm pretty sure... Continue Reading →

Docile: Social critique and erotica

A while ago I read Docile by K.M. Szpara, sort of out of curiosity. The book was marketed as a queer 50 Shades of Grey, and having never read 50 Shades (largely because of reviews which cited harmful gender and class dynamics that were poorly explored) but having recently wandered into reading a ton of... Continue Reading →

Resisting the neat ending

Recently I've been thinking a lot about endings for stories. Sticking the landing for an ending to a book or short story is often a very difficult aspect of writing. There's a tendency in writing to try to wrap things up in a neat bow, brought on no doubt by plenty of Hollywood and Disney... Continue Reading →

If you are trying to beat the heat or are stuck inside for some reason this weekend, we have an entertainment option for you! The authors of A Sinister Quartet are doing a free Zoom reading in conjunction with Book No Further on Saturday at 3pm. Hope to see you there!

100 Listens on POP FIZZ

Happy 4th of July, belatedly. I hope you all indulged in some civic pride and educated yourself, attended a protest, or otherwise got your democracy on. 4th of July weekend is a great weekend for me generally and I spent this one paddling around, hanging out with family, and having a good time. If this... Continue Reading →

Fruits Basket: trauma and healing

Way back during MystiCon this year, I got to take part in a very lovely conversation with Sarah Oliver, Black Dahlia, and Wickedly Stitched Cosplay about Fruits Basket, one of the most beautiful, tender, and strange stories on hereditary chains of abuse that I have read. And it got me thinking about why I love... Continue Reading →

Reading Round-up: June 2020

An Easy Death by Charlaine Harris The Gunnie Rose books were an unexpected find. My mother and I have been trading books during the pandemic, since all the libraries are closed and I'm trying to buy a lot less from Amazon. Strangely enough, these books feature a pandemic too -- an alternate timeline caused by... Continue Reading →

My co-author, C.S.E. Cooney, has put together a great blogpost on A Sinister Quartet, including a recap of all the places we've been promoting with tons of goodies, including excerpts from her "The Twice-Drowned Saint". We've got a reading at Book No Further, my local indie bookstore, coming up next month, which I will post... Continue Reading →

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