Category Archives: story

So like every child of the nineties, I was obsessed with Calvin and Hobbes. We had all the collections in my house and I loved reading them, over and over. I really connected with Calvin — his limitless imagination, his … Continue reading

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The following post has spoilers for RAMPANT. If you haven’t read RAMPANT, consider yourself warned. Yesterday, I discovered a review of Rampant online. Which pretty much makes it a day ending in -y, but this one had me on the … Continue reading

Posted in feminism, other writers, romance, story, unicorns, writing life 26 Comments

No, not the band. There’s been a lot of talk around the blogosphere recently about the general love of bad boys. I’ve seen a few folks saying that nice guys can work too (and a few more actually claiming “bad … Continue reading

Posted in bookaholic, boys, movies, narnia, romance, SSG, story, television, veronica mars, writing life, YA | Tagged 30 Comments

Check out this great new review of Rampant, from the independent bookstore Russo’s Books in Bakersfield, CA: Like most red-blooded girls, I’ve always like horses, and unicorns are an extension of that. Being a mythology buff, I’d bump into unicorns … Continue reading

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A few links from around the internets: The BookMaven responds to another one of those tiresome genre snobbery posts. I agree with a lot of it, but I’m not sure she goes as far as I would. So, I don’ … Continue reading

Posted in diversions, eyerolls, literature, snobs, story, writing advice, writing industry, writing life 3 Comments

Do you remember Matt, who danced his way across the world with a bunch of strangers? The video was one of the most popular viral videos of 2008. I found it joyful and brilliant and elevating. Then I read an … Continue reading

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I’m supposed to be blogging at 70 Days of Sweat today. but there is some sort of technical difficulty with my post (Help me, Alison! I’ll be your best friend!) and until that is resolved, you won’t get to hear … Continue reading

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