In my first year of law school, one professor paced the front of class, waiting for news about whether there was a stay of execution for a man sentenced to death. "Let this be a lesson," he said as the tension left his body upon hearing that the stay had been granted, "that what we … Continue reading Be Punk AF
Quite tickled to say that my book club members have nominated Feeding Frenzy for the group poll. Thanks for your faith and friendship! While I don't think I have the same amount of buzz built up to surpass Steven Brust in the poll, I am sweetening the pot by having a sale on the first book … Continue reading Hey, thanks!
Today I am tired and feeling like I wish a mother****** would, so we'll keep this short. Let this be your semi-annual reminder that "sorry" is a great word to have in your vocabulary because without it we are all just bullies looking to beat the other person into submitting to the pain we inflict … Continue reading Little Reminders (And F*** Gendered Gifts)
With Martin Luther King Jr. Day before us, and so many recent upsets wherein I've learned that people--creators, community members, media icons--have expressed publicly that they do not believe that all people should be granted dignity, I have been thinking about the nature of service and our identities. While this is definitely a moment for … Continue reading There’s A Place For Us
In many ways, 2019 was a year of treading water for me. There were accomplishments, milestones, victories and losses but the revolution of the sun and of myself was mostly in an ability to stand my ground. In the personal, we lost my grandfather-in-law, the adopted grandparent who loved and guided us, who united my … Continue reading Reflecting on 2019 with 2020 Hindsight
Hi all! I try to do these weekly, but I'm finishing up book three, starting a new project, it's the holidays and frankly life is quite busy. So expect updates to be a bit more sparse for awhile. You can always find me on various social media, like Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter (and Goodreads, of … Continue reading Us, You, Me
It's my most favorite holiday of the year! Happy Thanksgiving! There's always a bit of a conversation in the United States about Thanksgiving because on the one hand, it is a reminder of some very imperialist, negative things that our ancestors did. But on the other hand, it's a time to get together with loved … Continue reading Grateful That You’re Great!
I bet you came here ready to have a fight. But please, let me assure you that I have no beef with "YA" books. I just think it's a rating, not a genre. YA stands for "Young Adult" and was initially used by bookstores and libraries to provide a space for readers who were no … Continue reading YA Is A Useless Genre
This weekend I went to a local convention called Philcon, where I had the pleasure of attending several interesting panels, laughing at a lot of fandom humor, and getting my picture taken with Samuel R. Delany. I went for a few reasons, namely it being a good excuse to go on an adventure with my … Continue reading Impostor Syndrome Is A Con
Pleased to report that so far most of the beta reader notes I've gotten so far are threats of loss of friendship if anything bad happens to the side characters, which is really the ultimate goal of anyone writing side characters. I'm preparing to start book four and Secret Other Manuscript (SOM) but mostly I've … Continue reading Cars Are For SINGING