Feeling philosophical on a crisp Fall walk…
I have written the 1st word of my new short story. It took all morning but I think I nailed it! Here it is (subject to structural and copy editing): “Daniel?”
So THAT’S why people have been giving me strange looks all day: I had my shirt on inside out. S...Read more of this blog post »
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When I was lent an advanced review copy of the middle grade bookSecrets of the Dragon Tomb,by Patrick Samphire,myten-year-old son was thrilled. Secrets of the Dragon TombisSteampunk meets SciFi and sure to keep kids up past their bedtime saying “Just one more page!”I can’t share a full review bec...
I’m honored to be on Ramblings of a Perpetual New Girlfor an interview. Read the excerpt below and check out the full interview on Ramblings of a Perpetual New Girl.
What is next on your to read list?
The Red Queen, Queen of Shadows, Queen of the Tearling, and Orphan Queen. Looks like I’m a bit ob...
Viernes tarde. Salí porque sentí que debía salir, andar y comprar el café magnífico. Esta vez tocó Congo Kivu.
Tras comprarlo, aun temprano, el sol brillaba. Acababa de adquirirel último libro de Patti Smith, quería ir a leerlo en algún lugar soleado. Me senté en unas escaleras, cerca de la catedr...Read more of this blog post »
It was totally immature, but only really insecure guys do that sort of thing. It’s a reflection of their own self-loathing.
Yes, I can relate to that. I had a lot of trouble relating to people growing up because I thought differently than they did. I was open about the way I saw and interpreted th...Read more of this blog post »
The Torygraph and The Independentreport further restriction of free speech (not a “constitutional” guarantee in the UK)—this time at Oxford. And once again, it involves a student union, the OUSU, which has banned a magazine called “No Offence” from the Freshers’ Fair. The grounds? Because the mag...Read more of this blog post »
I hope everyone is doing well on what is a rainy, lazy, Sunday for me. I tend to do things in the opposite season, so I do my spring cleaning in the fall and get in shape in the winter instead of the summer. So today my closet is immaculate and I’ve got my workout in. There is one week left on my...Read more of this blog post »
We’re having a Serafina Halloween Contest!
Think spooky and dark, Gilded or Gothic, fantastical and fun — anything goes as long as it’s inspired by Serafina and the Black Cloak. Snap a photo of your costume, decorations, or Halloween food/treats. Post it to our Facebook pageby noon, Monday, Novemb...Read more of this blog post »
Do you know whatreddit is? It's basically an extremelypopular (free) onlinediscussionboard divided up into tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of topicswhere anyone can join in a discussion about virtually anything. Many celebrities/executives/leaders from around the world conduct an "Ask Me An...Read more of this blog post »
Season eight of Doctor Who had a pretty strong character arc for Clara, the ageless Doctor’s traveling companion. She started out distressed by the Doctor’s callousness, but then she learned to be more like him. And now it seems maybe she learned too well.Read more of this blog post »
If you want a harem, you really need to talk to my friend, fellow Bluestocking Belle Caroline Warfield, akaCarol Roddy, who has just releaseher book Dangerous Weakness. In Dangerous Weakness, the heroine spends part of her time in the seraglio at Istanbul.
But here’s what I know. The harem in Otto...Read more of this blog post »
This weekend marks 25 years since Germany’s reunification, so I thought it was only fitting to post my third and last entry Around the World in 21 Days series. After New York and Amsterdam, I flew off to Berlin with my sister, her husband, their children and our cousins for four uber-short days....Read more of this blog post »
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