OZ IS BURNING: Authors Discuss the Anthology

Summer in the southern hemisphere is fire time. Managed fire can be a blessing, clearing out choking undergrowth and removing pestilent rodents. Out of control fire is a different entity altogether. In the summer of 2019/2020 nearly the entire continent … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer: Farewell to Vonda N. McIntyre

A lovely sendoff for our beloved friend and acclaimed novelist Vonda McIntyre at her memorial service yesterday near Magnuson Park in Seattle. All of us at Book View Cafe, the author-owned publishing coop co-founded by Vonda, Ursula K. LeGuin, and … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s story “Reset” in the Nevertheless, She Persisted collection

“Bullshit!” I was angry, and taking it personally. I asked myself why, and realized that it WAS personal—to all women and girls. This is what I grew up hearing:

“Be nice, be ladylike. Don’t talk back.”

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My Path to Coop Publishing

Anyone who’s publishing or considering publishing books today is facing a confusing chaos of choices—traditional print publishing through the “Big 5” publishers or independent presses, agented or non, indie self-publishing, standard print runs, print on demand, ebooks…. It can make … Continue reading

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