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Coffin Hop Blog Tour 2014

UPDATE: 10/24/14 8:15PM  My story for the Coffin Hop is now live, Ghost Liaison. All right my little demons and ghouls, the time is nearly upon us to make like an imp and hop to the blogs of the Coffin Hop Blog Tour. All bloggers participating in the tour will be giving away goodies, so … Continue reading Coffin Hop Blog Tour 2014

Say When

So, I quietly did Camp NaNoWriMo in April. I thought maybe without the fanfare of announcing I was doing it and worrying about write-ins and taking part in the community (although all those things are great, and a wonderful part of the experience of NaNoWriMo) I would be more focused on the writing and less … Continue reading Say When

Don’t Let Anybody Squash You

Because first off, you're not a bug. We are a species that needs and wants to understand who we are. Sheep lice do not seem to share this longing, which is one reason why they write so little.- Anne Lamott I was dismayed this morning when another blogger mentioned that someone had tried to tell … Continue reading Don’t Let Anybody Squash You

Anne McCaffrey, RIP

I would get this news at the library. Don't want to break down and cry here. I loved her Dragonriders of Pern series, which I read as a teen. I am so sorry that she never saw the planned tv series come to fruition in her lifetime.  An amazing fantasy writer, I think I still … Continue reading Anne McCaffrey, RIP

Happy Birthday to Mary Shelley

Born Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, creator of "Frankenstein," wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley, on the anniversary of her birth on August 30, 1797, I thought today would be a good day to mention there are no less than eight new dramatic adaptations of her novel in the works, one is even a television series.  Some sound … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Mary Shelley

Get out your reading lists and a pencil…

Because I'm about to add to those lists. Thanks to The Book Bench (the books section of The New Yorker magazine) and Random House's twitter feed, I just skipped through a slideshow of books over at The Guardian that are now all on my "To-read" list. There are modern books, and one from H.G. Wells, … Continue reading Get out your reading lists and a pencil…

In Celebration of Writers

As you guys know, I like to celebrate writers' birthdays. Usually the dates sneak up on me and I end up putting together a very short blog post about them to commemorate their birth. I've looked online before for comprehensive lists of authors' birthdays, but never managed to find one I liked. I was going … Continue reading In Celebration of Writers

Neil Gaiman at the Sydney Opera House

Confused? Gaiman and opera? Fear not. Neil gave a reading from one of his own previously unreleased stories with musical accompaniment. If you've got five minutes, it's definitely worth a look and listen. I wasn't able to embed the video, they apparently don't allow that (guess they want you to go to their site and … Continue reading Neil Gaiman at the Sydney Opera House