Category Archives: series

So I go off and be Viv for one week and look what happens! * For Darkness Shows the Stars is named to the 2014 Lone Star Reading List * Across a Star-Swept Sea is named to the 2013-2014 Winter … Continue reading

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I’ve been reading George R.R. Martin’s famous Song of Ice and Fire series (aka, Game of Thrones), after much prompting by Sailor Boy and all my other SFF-loving friends, and loving the first two seasons of the HBO show, and … Continue reading

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    One of the things you’ll see if you grab a copy of my new prequel story, “The First Star to Fall” is a map of New Pacifica, the setting of Across a Star-Swept Sea. Back when I was … Continue reading

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Great news for those of you who have not yet been introduced to the glories that are Amy, George, Brandon, Jenny, Clarissa, Lydia, Malcolm… and of course, Poe (and those of you who have and love them and have been … Continue reading

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Smart Pop, the publishers of several of the critical essays I’ve written about pop fiction. has made one of my essays “Team Shay” (about Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies series) available for free online this week. Check it out! You can also … Continue reading

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I know Rampant hasn’t come out yet, but it looks really interesting (vicious killer unicorns as a short reprieve from all the vampire drama and werewolf angst? Dude, count me in). The problem: I only read series books. I’m a … Continue reading

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Everyone else is doing it, so why can’t I? I’ve been off my computer and off the internet for the past week. It’s actually been quite a freeing experience. The last month was an incredibly stressful one, professionally, so removing … Continue reading

Posted in diversions, giveaway winners, memes, movies, Rio, SB, series, sick, SSG, stats, trips, TV, unicorns, writing life 7 Comments

Are you reading the ongoing discussion about Rites of Spring (Break)? If not, you’re missing the debate about: Who was Poe’s tap? What actor should be cast in the movie/TV version of the books? What kind of underwear do the … Continue reading

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The winners of yesterday’s JESSICA Z Giveaway are: Leslie of and Maureen McGowan You know the drill! In passing, if you are one of the winners of previous days’ giveaways and you do not contact me by Monday, I’ll … Continue reading

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(Behold me thinking aloud…) The final season of The Wire is out on DVD, so Sailor Boy and I are at last at last able to watch it. I love this show. I love the characters, the complexity, the intricate, … Continue reading

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