Hey Everyone! I hope you’re hanging in there with this crazy weather we’ve been having across a lot of the US. Especially if you’re in Texas. Here in NC, it wasn’t nearly that bad, but we did get more freezing rain than we would have liked. Fortunately no major trees went down in my neighborhood, […]Read more "Doggy Drama! Plus the rise of the machines"
Hello Everyone! I hope you are staying safe and healthy and enjoying the new year. I’m still hunkered down pretty well, only going out to take Renee the Italian Greyhound to see her favorite people at the pet food store. She is still trying to recover from her tragic tooth issue and consequent dental surgery […]Read more "My Favorite Fantasy Books of the Year So Far"
Hello Everyone! Goodness, what a week, what a week! I hope you are staying calm and safe in the midst of the maelstrom. I have been doing reasonably well, although there have been some issues. Nothing to do with the madness in DC, but rather with my furry companions. Precious Renee, my Italian Greyhound mix, […]Read more "Vet Visits and Audiobook Giveaway"
Hello Everyone! I hope you’re staying safe and enjoying the holiday season. I have succumbed to my addiction to online gaming in a very minor way. You see, I got a Jacquie Lawson advent calendar. You might think that’s pretty safe, but noooooooo. If you’ve ever gotten one, you know that they’re fiendishly stuffed with […]Read more "The Midnight Land I is now free on all storefronts"
Hello all! I hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend (if you’re in the US) and not going too crazy with Black Friday madness. I myself may have just bought a new computer (gulp!). My current one had a nasty crash during a storm earlier this month, and so I decided to bite the bullet […]Read more "How Spicy Do You Like Your Fantasy Romance?"
Happy November, everyone! I hope you are remaining cool and calm–or warm and calm, if the weather is already cold where you are–in this super-stressful period. I am trying to remain relaxed myself and focus on my writing. I’ve got writing-related snippets to share, but first I wanted to share a fun picture. I’ve been […]Read more "Pony pictures and NaNoWriMo progress"
Hello! I hope you are having as beautiful autumnal/vernal weather as I am right now. And now, having gotten that weather chit-chat out of the way, let me jump right into all the news I have. First of all, I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo! I’ve never been able to do it before because it always […]Read more "NaNoWriMo2020 and Pinterest"
Hello! Goodness, what a lot I have to talk about today! In exciting personal news, after many weeks and many outlays of money, I now have a working water system. Yay! I was contemplating how to retrofit my 1920s home into a medieval castle, complete with privy, but (knock wood) that may not be necessary. As far […]Read more "My All-Time Favorite Epic Fantasy Series"
Hi All! I hope you are doing well, staying out of trouble (easier said than done these days), and most importantly of all, figuring out how you’re going to VOTE! Voting has been a fraught process for me for several years. For some elections, I did an absentee ballot. Others, I dragged myself to my […]Read more "Mi Manca l’Italia: Missing Italy (Plus Free Audiobooks!)"
Hi Everyone! I hope you’re staying safe and doing well. Here we’re enjoying some slightly cooler weather while waiting for the other shoe to drop with school reopenings. Luckily for me, I’m not teaching this semester in any case, but so far in-person classes are going poorly around the country. So hunker down as best […]Read more "Audiobooks and Arthurian Retellings"