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I’ve loved writing for younger people, but I wanted to stretch out my little writing arms and write for some of us who aren’t exactly in high school. Give you a bit of sexy, but still make you laugh....Read more of this blog post »
Stevie Howell’s [Sharps] opens with “The Guard”—a poem that appears before the collection’s title page, and that serves simultaneously as a gesture of admittance and an administered pause:
King Tut, 5’6”, lies supine on mould-flecked cotton,
ceiling-transfixed. Body broken
as if struck by ligh...
Have you ever considered how people from so many different walks of life can come to a center point of thought after reading the same book? Think about it. Okay, okay, I realize that not every book I love is someone else’s cup of tea. But there are books, really great books, that appeal to the m...Read more of this blog post »
Highly overrated! “I too had a love story” by Ravinder Singh was a real tear-jerker, especially towards the end, although I read it long back and now, having read many more mature novels, I might have a toned down opinion. But still it was much better than this. I read this book because in som...Read more of this blog post »
My decade in Canada allowed me to discover a lot of misconceptions, omissions and twisted truths held by North American readers about European speculative fiction. Starting from the idea that science fiction is an American genre that has spread to other corners of the world and going all the way...Read more of this blog post »
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In 2014 I made the momentous decision to walk the Camino de Santiago in Spain. I’m not sure if I’ve ever been so nervous as I was in the days leading up to my departure to Spain.
But by the time my plane touched down in Madrid and I navigated by map to my hostel, then, later, to the train stati...Read more of this blog post »
Rue Cremieux, near the Place de la Bastille is one of my favorite streets to wander down in Paris. Lined with pastel colored buildings, this pedestrian street is almost all residential but also includes a small hotel and a cute neighborhood cat.
What a dream to step outside ea...Read more of this blog post »
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Cristina...Read more of this blog post »
I was tagged byBreeanna Pierce, my amazing critique partner, to complete a 20-question survey designed to get to know authors in the blog-o-sphere. For the original post on the tag and the participation guidelines, go here.
When did you first start writing? Was being a writer something you always...Read more of this blog post »
So, our second novella,Rend the Dark, is coming out next week. It is a fantasy horror adventure story, and I’m really excited to share it. I’ve been checking out some horror again, and it’s been reminding me of how much horror has influenced and excited me over the years.
Even as a kid,...Read more of this blog post »
For many of us who are organized and task oriented or even just moderately productive we are viewed by others as have energy and momentum in handling life’s issues and responsibilities. Many people who may feel timid or at a loss for handling their own responsibilities often see us as an opportun...Read more of this blog post »
About three times a year, some of my amazing friends and I go out for high tea around the Valley in Phoenix AZ. Kayce Lassiter, Tina Gerow, Jordan Summers, Jennifer Ashley, and myself. This time we missed Jennifer ::sniffle:: because she was buried under a deadline. We usually take pictures, but...Read more of this blog post »
The Day 27 prompt is: What are the three most important things you are doing to grow your platform?
Having started this process with NaNoWriMo in 2011, I’ve been through the gamut of ideas, following rules and advice, and letting the creative juices flow until they became a trickle.
Several initia...Read more of this blog post »
Have you seen the bush by moonlight, from the train, go running by?
Blackened log and stump and sapling, ghostly trees all dead and dry;
Here a patch of glassy water; there a glimpse of mystic sky?
Have you heard the still voice calling – yet so warm, and yet so cold:
“I’m the Mother-Bush that bore y...
Ik begin zo goed als elke dag met ontbijt. Ik hou van ontbijten, en geen beetje. Vroeger was dat anders, in de ouwe tijd dat ik enkel boterhammen met choco of ontbijtgranen at. Ook eten, maardat was het dan ook maar.Ik ontbeet niet gevarieerd, experimenteerde nooit en at met weinig smaak.
En toen...Read more of this blog post »
I sat down with Mrs. Hatboy to watch this profoundly silly movie on Thursday night. In the process, we enjoyed one of our first genuine “turning into my parents” moments, as Mrs. Hatboy was sure she’d seen the movie (is there another movie about a virus outbreak in Scotland so the government buil...Read more of this blog post »
Kit Devigny’s worked her ass off to get where she’s at. Years of auditions and a stint on a soap opera finally landed her the breakthrough role she’d be waiting for, and she did it all without using her parents’ fame or money. She’s confident if she continues to work hard, she’ll get what she’...Read more of this blog post »
Light came through the open door, blinding me, forcing my eyes shut. “Up there,” a deep voice said, and two people jingled past me, the second coming close enough that the wind of his passing ruffled my shirt. It took me a minute to rec...Read more of this blog post »
Today I stand by the window.
staring out at the world
The light from the sun
splitting the room in two.
I converse with the air,
who informs me my
opinions are really
insignificant in a world
still millenniums away
from knowing my name.
I scoff and return to my
Amazed by all the people
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