Interview – Jennifer R. Donohue, part two

Jennifer R. Donohue not only published a cyberpunk heist this fall, but she achieved Associate Membership in the SFWA! (muppet flail) It's a triumph in a speculative writer's career. After I shed my green skin, I talked with Jen about how she met these goals, and her answer was not what I expected! PersephoneKnits: Congratulations … Continue reading Interview – Jennifer R. Donohue, part two

Interview – Jennifer R. Donohue, part one

Yep, Jennifer has so many wonderful things to share I had to split her interview into two parts! She's got a heavy hustle going on, and she was willing to share her secrets! PersephoneKnits: Let's talk Run with the Hunted! This book was a lot of fun to read. Cyberpunk heist! Where did this idea … Continue reading Interview – Jennifer R. Donohue, part one

Interview – A.M. Leibowitz

I read a book last week that made me cry. Not because it was sad, but because it reached across decades to lift the bandages from old wounds. This takes a special talent, and A.M Leibowitz wields this skill with finesse in their latest book, Year of the Guilty Soul. You can get it in … Continue reading Interview – A.M. Leibowitz

“Foundation” reading notes

Asimov's Foundation was (and possibly still is) on sale for the Kindle. I wanted to share some thoughts as I go. About writing, about philosophy, about politics. Things that strike me as timeless and telling. Or just as hmm-moments of interest. Dr. Hari Seldon is a psychohistorian which is a fancy way of saying statistical … Continue reading “Foundation” reading notes

Secret Ingredients – 11

I'm starting a new series on here about the books that influenced me growing up. These are the books that shaped my brain. Gave me my fears, values, and passions. The Julie Secret Ingredients! Well, we've slipped into the yellow part of the year. The light weakens, the flowers fade, and I come in from … Continue reading Secret Ingredients – 11

FrostFire Worlds

Remember how great it felt to curl up as a kid with a collection of short stories? You could drop in and out between chores or during lunch at school. I remember reading them on long car trips, too. FrostFire Worlds is a market for younger readers who like speculative fiction. It's one of the … Continue reading FrostFire Worlds

The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms vs. The Goblin Emperor

You ever read a book and think...wow, this sounds a kinda familiar...like looking into two mirrors at once and watching your otherselves move? Sometimes, you think one of the mirror people is a shard different and you concentrate until you're dizzy to see if you can spot the difference. You get mesmerized by the way … Continue reading The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms vs. The Goblin Emperor

Secret Ingredients – 10

I'm starting a new series on here about the books that influenced me growing up. These are the books that shaped my brain. Gave me my fears, values, and passions. The Julie Secret Ingredients!   Seven Alone by HonorĂ© Morrow   This book was required reading in middle school. I have a flashbulb memory of … Continue reading Secret Ingredients – 10