Tag Archives: Authors

Distinguished Contribution for Ursula K. Le Guin

I couldn’t let this go by without commenting on it! Congratulations to one of my favorite authors, Ursula K. Le Guin, on being the winner of the National Book Foundation’s 2014 Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. From the … Continue reading

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Books, books everywhere: BookCon 2014

Going into BookCon this past Saturday, I had a whole list of panels and autographing sessions I wanted to try and fit in my schedule. Like with other cons I’ve attended, the minute I stepped into the convention center my game plan became … Continue reading

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Book hunting

I’ve always been a collector. My teenage years were defined by collecting all sorts of things, from figurines to manga to pogs (yes, pogs) to Beanie Babies. If it could be collected, odds are at some point it caught my … Continue reading

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Quick hit quote 2

I am a bad blogger lately, and I apologize! But I just find that most of my attention wants to go to my fiction writing, so I’m taking advantage of that focus while I can. But I don’t want to … Continue reading

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WiHM: women writing horror

February is Women in Horror Recognition Month! So my posts this month are going to highlight this topic in some way. First, I would be remiss not to mention that the anthology The Grotesquerie from Mocha Memoirs Press, which contains … Continue reading

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Meeting Ursula K. Le Guin

“There are these moments in most writers’ careers when you discover that someone else has actually written down some of these things that have been going on in your own head; you realize that this isn’t just a private experience.” —Ursula … Continue reading

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Not always so good with words

I’ve been thinking lately about a recurring problem I have because I’m about to put myself in a situation where it will likely come up again. I think it’s one that a lot of people have, though, so I wanted … Continue reading

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Quick hit quote

I’ve been swamped at work this week, so I haven’t had much time or energy to write anything, including a blog post. Instead, I wanted to share a quote from a collection of essays I’m reading: “A genre novel fulfills … Continue reading

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Write what you know—or not

In 2012, Lois Lowry gave an excellent speech at Book Expo America. I wasn’t in attendance, but BEA had videos of the panels and breakfasts available on its website. I originally started watching the video of the Children’s Book & … Continue reading

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Always keep writing

Now that my Silly Tree author interview has gone up, I want to expound upon my answer to one of the questions: 6. Do you have advice for other writers? Don’t let someone else’s negative opinion about your writing discourage … Continue reading

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