FanNexus 2017

con·ven·tion  \ kən-ˈven(t)-shən \ The first year of a convention is a lean, bony beast. Exposed sinews and growing musculature. FanNexus was no exception, but this gave us the advantage of close connections and conversation. I didn't have the energy to gnaw on the knowledge-bones offered at FanNexus. Part of this was my fatigue, part the choice of … Continue reading FanNexus 2017

Two Twisty Books

Ever read a book and think...ooh, this is a lot like that other book or...oooh, are these authors twins or what? Sometimes, there is an evil twin. Not today. Today, these two authors clearly were raised beside a babbling brook and fed figs and persimmons in strong sunlight. There might have been a wasp sting … Continue reading Two Twisty Books

The Catalyst – SCBWI meeting

I attended my first local writing group through SCBWI, and whoo! Talk about impostor syndrome. It’s real y’all, and if you experience it, you are, ironically enough, in good company. One of the women who attended is an award-winning illustrator. Now, those of us who aren’t artists believe anyone who can draw more than a … Continue reading The Catalyst – SCBWI meeting

Author Interview – Tui Snider

Buckle in, readers! I took a leap and asked Tui Snider to come do an interview about her latest book. It's non-fiction, which is a departure from our poetry and fantasy - BUT, it's about graveyards and symbols and all the fun stuff you didn't even know you didn't know, so let's go! First, an … Continue reading Author Interview – Tui Snider

Miscon 31 – The Ascension, Part One

Last year, I felt I was given permission to write what I wanted. I didn’t have to be the next Virginia Woolf or Jane Austen. Fantasy was fabulous. Science fiction was valuable. So, I went home and wrote Ferals & Blights. I entered the Writers of the Future contest and won a Silver Honorable Mention. … Continue reading Miscon 31 – The Ascension, Part One

Saturday Show & Tell

Saturday Show and Tell - a showcase of inspiration each week that lit up my creativity and fired my imagination. Enjoy! Colorschemer (@colorschemez) on Twitter I hear you. You don't use *the* Twitter. Okay, but hear me out. If..I say, IF, you were going to begin on Twitter - this would be a great place … Continue reading Saturday Show & Tell

Saturday Show & Tell

Saturday Show and Tell - a showcase of inspiration each week that lit up my creativity and fired my imagination. Enjoy! Metis I'm reading Apollodorus and came across this daughter of the Ocean. I never knew she was the one who provided the "potion" to make Cronos regurgitate his children. I also didn't know she … Continue reading Saturday Show & Tell