We've got playlists, folks, for each of the stories in A Sinister Quartet! If you're the type of person who likes to listen to music while you read (and I know some of you are) these playlists provide atmospheric tension for each of the stories in the collection. And as the graphics show, they're all... Continue Reading →

A reading from A SINISTER QUARTET

Hey folks! We had a limited-invite pop-up reading of A SINISTER QUARTET via Zoom last week, and I wanted to drop in to leave you the recording in case you didn't make it out. If you just want to catch the Q&A with the authors, fast forward to about the last thirty minutes to hear... Continue Reading →

Brief Hiatus

Hey folks! I want to take a minute to announce a brief hiatus from regular programming for the next couple of weeks until the launch of A Sinister Quartet. As might be imagined, there's a lot of blog and social media appearances to put together between now and then, and between that and the pandemic... Continue Reading →

Reading Round-up, quarantine edition

Helloooo, fellow humans. April is over and things are bumping along here in good ol' Virginia. We're still under lockdown and cases are peaking across the state. Which is...fun. But hey! I've read a lot of books. So here's my reading roundup for the past few (semi-eternal) weeks. The City We Became This is definitely... Continue Reading →

FROZEN II Rewrite

Hey, friends! As obligated given it is one of the key quarantine movies shared by the masses, I watched FROZEN II a week or so ago. And wow, I kind of hated this movie. Don't get me wrong -- there were wonderful songs, the animation continued to be on point and there was a lot... Continue Reading →

Lessons from contemporary fantasy

Way back in 2018, when I was at FutureScapes, I had the pleasure of seeing Fran Wilde give an excellent presentation on How to Boil Water. If you haven't had a chance to yet, I encourage you to see Fran give this lecture in person. Essentially, it is a thought exercise about a very basic... Continue Reading →

Parasite: a study in inequality

Edit: I composed this pre-coronavirus, and honestly in light of these past weeks' events I feel that the message of Parasite is more relevant than ever. Best of luck to everyone struggling through these strange weeks. In February, Parasite won the Oscar and my local theater decided to bring it back for a special Valentine's... Continue Reading →

Covid-19 and normalcy

So...hi. How are you? I'm writing this early days in Virginia's increasingly stringent isolation policies. Things have changed rapidly in the past few weeks. I feel overwhelmed. But today I sat outside and ate my lunch in the sunshine. I read a book. I waived at another human being from an appropriate distance. Everything still... Continue Reading →

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