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 →

Why you should take a break

Towards the end of January I turned in the last round of deep edits on a project that I had been working on semi-unexpectedly for about two months, referenced in my last post. I promptly felt like falling down and sleeping for ten days, despite the fact that I had just come back from vacation... Continue Reading →

Odds and ends

Hello, humans! I debated about doing a MystiCon recap here because I have been...very much feeling like taking a nap. Like really, a nap would be great. I took a brief break after the convention, but it wasn't long enough. So instead I decided to just do a general State of the Author post with... Continue Reading →

Welcome to POP FIZZ!

Exciting news this week - and in time for MystiCon even! My friend Jane Ostec and I are launching a podcast to talk about all our favorite nerdy things. It's called POP FIZZ, and it is available on Spotify and iTunes but you can listen to the first episode here. Don't forget to leave us... Continue Reading →

MystiCon 2020 Schedule

Hey folks! It's that time of year and I will be at MystiCon next Friday doing the rounds. You're welcome to stop in and say hello at any of these events: Saturday, February 29th Author Table, 1pm - 2pm Sunday, March 1st Food & Drink in Genre Fiction, 10 am, Dogwood 1 Fruits Basket: Then... Continue Reading →

Steel Crow Saga: Violence infects

Violence is a disease. I think about this fact a lot. Violence done unto one person begets a kind of contagion. It's generational - passed down from parent to child. It's societal - normalization of violence against certain groups or within certain contexts. And it's codified in politics - the hegemonic powers of war, of... Continue Reading →

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