“This is another lesson I take from Ursula: Sometimes if you don’t fit in the world, the world has to change.” — Karen Joy Fowler Those words from Karen’s keynote speech at the 2016 Tiptree Symposium summed up my experience. … Continue reading
A point of information: I’ve never watched an episode of THE TWILIGHT ZONE all the way through. The ZONE, of course, is before my time–I was born in 1967, four years after the show went off the air. However, many … Continue reading
There’s a dragon on the cover of the book. There’s a dragon on the cover of the book. He is long and green and scaly, but he’s nowhere in the tale. He is a dragon on the cover of the … Continue reading
Recently I wrote about “Election Anxiety Disorder,” characterized by – among other things – obsessively checking news sources, social media, polling results, election prediction sites, and the like. Our simian brains seem to be hardwired to zoom in on changes, … Continue reading
Karin Sommers finally escaped the grifter’s life of her childhood. Now she lives as her sister Ellen, working Ellen’s small subsidence farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains and hiding from her past while she ponders her future.
But Ellen unwittingly witnessed a terrible crime, and now that moment has come back to haunt Karin — complete with investigator Dave Hunter, a man of unrelenting persistence driven to save a kidnapped child. Suddenly Karin is a fugitive again–but she’s not done fighting for her new life.
Because Karin Sommers has a past, all right–and she knows how to use it. Even against the one man she’s beginning to trust.Continue reading
A few years ago, while I attended my first C2E2 comics convention, I made the mistake of wandering through the dealers’ room. I was able to withstand the temptations of the cool clothing, books, and collectibles. I avoided the posters, … Continue reading
Pard Gets a New Catnip Mouse The Annals of Pard XXI by Ursula K. Le Guin Don’t worry, I can hold my catnip. I am perfectly steady on my feet. … Continue reading
(This is the forty-seventh installment of Dice Tales, an ongoing series of posts about RPGs as storytelling.) *** The Dice Tales series is nearly done, but before I close it out, I want to bring up one thing that may … Continue reading
This series started on Oct. 15 and will continue every other Saturday. I’m taking a trip back in time to my 4-month backpacking rambles around Greece in the early 1980s, which planted the seed for my recent novel The … Continue reading
Another year is almost over, and it’s time to begin reflecting – amongst other things – on the act of writing, and those who perform it. Here’s something true: before you can write about life, at least adequately, you have … Continue reading