Book Review & a Writing Exercise

2017 was a fun year for me on Patreon. I jumped into an unknown, afraid and yet hopeful. In keeping with that act of adventurous bravery, I've added new tiers and started new projects for 2018. A big thank-you to everyone who gave me inspiration to keep going this year! People seem to like my … Continue reading Book Review & a Writing Exercise

What I Read in Poetry, 2017

Each year I start off with a grand vision about what I'll read. I might actually have achieved it this time. Let's see what I read in poetry this year -- 20th Century American Poetry, edited by Conrad Aiken I learned A LOT from this little, dense book. My only complaint was that it was … Continue reading What I Read in Poetry, 2017

4 ‘ologies to re-read in 2018

I've started making my 2018 Reading Goal Trello board. Wow, that might be the douchiest thing I've ever typed. *takes breath* The last few years, I've tried to re-read book series (series'? series's?) to see how they hold up or to get refreshed for a new addition to the line. These might not be a … Continue reading 4 ‘ologies to re-read in 2018

Schnekk, artist & comic anthology editor

One of the talented people I met at FanNexus this year was Schnekk. She agreed to do a commission for me for the blog serial (stay tuned for the big reveal on Saturday!), and an interview to showcase the cool stuff she's doing with her talents! Schnekk has been drawing and painting for as long … Continue reading Schnekk, artist & comic anthology editor

Mistakes of the Past – Guest Post

Patricia Josephine never set out to become a writer. In fact, she never considered it an option during high school and college. She was all about art. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head. That was the start of it, and she hasn't regretted a moment. She writes YA under … Continue reading Mistakes of the Past – Guest Post

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