Io Lupercalia! For those who don't know, the Lupercalia was an ancient Roman festival of fertility and purification. It was, itself, something of a hybrid holiday, mixing together early-spring fertility rites, the Februa cleansing-of-houses-and-souls, and the founding tale of Rome, honoring the she-wolf who, according to legend, suckled and sheltered the abandoned infants Romulus and … Continue reading Proposing: Werewolf Day
So I've decided to start bullet journaling, for reasons that are still not clear even to me. They're so pretty on Instagram, and perhaps it's an endeavor wherein I'm trying to feel far more put-together than I really am. I'm liking it quite a bit, though, and certainly enough to keep up the experiment for … Continue reading Adventures in Bullet Journaling
I'm currently $172 from my next goal. If I make it there before From Unseen Fire releases in April, I will do a random drawing and giveaway a signed Advanced Reading Copy to one of my wonderful supporters!
Let's do this again! The turn of the year is a great time for a comprehensive tarot reading to help you renew, refresh, and refocus your efforts. I'm offering tarot readings for $5 to $15, depending on the reading. Simply use this form to tell me which reading you want and if there's any particular question … Continue reading New Year’s Tarot Readings!
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It's here, it's here! At long, long last, I can reveal the cover for From Unseen Fire: Isn't it gorgeous? I'm totally in love with it. Thanks to artist Tran Nguyen, who really nailed a fantastic look, and to the whole team at DAW for getting this put together. And, thanks to Unbound Worlds for hosting … Continue reading Cover Reveal for FROM UNSEEN FIRE
Tonight's #17Scribes Twitter chat (and yes, I'm still part of that group even though my debut got moved two days into 2018 -- they refused to part with me!) was focused on visualizing elements of our novels. I put together some image sets, and I thought I'd share them with y'all! First off, how I … Continue reading Visualizing FROM UNSEEN FIRE
Hallo! Cold, grey, dreary wintry days always have me wanting nothing more than to curl up with a good book, so I thought I would share some of my favorites with y'all. Not just favorites, but favorites that, in some way or another, I think will be enjoyable to the folk who will like From Unseen … Continue reading Reading Recommendations (while you’re waiting for FROM UNSEEN FIRE)
I was apparently feeling in a rather creative mood tonight. I've updated the header banners on FB and Twitter: The old one was really only ever a placeholder, and I quite like this. The picture's actually one I took while visiting Rome last summer! I think I'm going to redo it for the blog as … Continue reading A creative sort of evening
Carrie Fisher helped me realize -- continues to help me realize, because it's a process, not a moment -- that I can and will produce good things, good work and good art, even in the midst of personal crisis or chaos.