Hand Pies

Last week, honeycrisp apples were cheap and I knew I’d come away with more apples than any one human should try to consume. What in the world could I do with all of them? My friend Jen said “oh hey, hand pies,” which led to terrifying search results — including…

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Rear Window Chili

A hundred years ago, when my awesome neighbors moved in, I watched from my bedroom window, doing my best L.B. Jefferies impression as furniture and boxes were carted from truck to townhouse. I spied only one person other than the movers — a dude. I wondered if it was just…

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When It Changes

While I looked up to book heroines like Alice and Dorothy, the first heroine to steal my breath on the screen was Princess Leia. Strong, capable, no nonsense. One of these things is not like the other. And for the first time it hits you. You wonder who put Leia…

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September Books

September Books

I seem to have gotten my fall months backwards, reading about ghosts and vampires in September, rather than October. But somehow, we’ll manage — we read some good things this month, I’m happy to say. I started with Lost Angeles by Lisa Mantchev and A.L. Purol. This was an odd…

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Best Horror, 2015

I need to be better about tooting horns, especially when they are my own! Every year, Ellen Datlow puts together the Best Horror of the Year anthology, and every year, she publishes her long list of stories that she loved. You can read part one here and part two here!…

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Under Mountains in the Moon

I haven’t been able to read Sunny Moraine’s new story, “It Is Healing, It Is Never Whole” in Apex yet. This upsets me, because I typically dig Sunny’s work. Last night, I stood shivering after coming out of the pool. Water sluiced off goose-bumped legs even after I wrapped my…

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