August Books

Every birthday, I treat myself to a stack of books. I find it amusing that people often have trouble gifting me with things, because there are so many books I don’t yet possess. When in doubt, a book is an absolute joy. When I saw Archivist Wasp by Nicole Kornher-Stace…

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Valley

Valley

I’ve been catching up on House of Cards S3. In one episode, Frank plays game on his iPad — a quick search told me he was playing Monument Valley; a quick search also told me I would love it. Ambient music, shifting Escher structures, and rules that only made sense…

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Blow the Moon Out

The woods were not lovely, though I would grant them both dark and deep as we wound our way closer to Philadelphia to see Jackson’s Unreal Circus and Mobile Marmalade. It was the best of all possible worlds: Halloween had come and gone, but the weekend stretched ahead and with…

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July Books

Sometimes, you cross paths with books that are so marvelous, you want to inhale them whole and at the same time, you don’t want to actually finish them. Such was the case with The House of Shattered Wings, from Aliette de Bodard. When Netgalley sent me an early copy, I…

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Wonderland Cake

Things checkerboard remind me of Wonderland — and I’ve always wanted to make a checkerboard cake, but much like basket weave frosting, I felt it was beyond me, because wow, how does that even work. The thing is, once you learn, it’s super easy. Maybe it’s like pulling the curtain…

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Listening, Being Heard

I’ve thought about this post all week — did I want to write about it, did I not — and as I open this box to write, I am still unsure where it will go. I’ll tag it “womenSFF,” so I have some idea of my direction. (Natalie Luhrs wrote…

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Silencer

“Silencer, Head Like a Hole Remix” appears in Issue #259 of Interzone (July 2015). It’s a story I didn’t think would sell to any market. Originally, this idea was a flash piece for a writing group — I wanted to be snarky and swift. Fran Wilde encouraged me to expand…

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June Books

What I read in June could probably be collected under the genre Girls Going On Adventures. I didn’t plan it that way, it just happened. I wanted to read lighter books, books that seemed to have a sense of fun. Good job, self! And what a great theme for summer,…

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Dear Anne Lamott

Dear Anne Lamott, When I first started getting serious about writing, my mom went in search of a book. She would not tell me the name of the book, because she wanted it to be a surprise, but eventually she spilled and told me because she was having trouble finding…

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