Reading Recommendations (while you’re waiting for 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)

Reading Recs for Women’s History Month

Fuse Literary (the agency that represents me) ran a reclist on Tumblr for Black History Month all through the month of February, and they're looking to do so again in March for Women's History Month. Since this is an area of personal interest and importance to me, I took up the challenge when they asked … Continue reading Reading Recs for Women’s History Month

Early Exposure to SF/F

I read a comment on a Fantasy Faction article earlier today that made me sad. In an article about how women are systematically under-represented and under-marketed in the SF/F genres, some dudebro felt the need to comment asking, and I quote, "Honestly, who really cares if there aren’t as many female authors as male authors…?" … Continue reading Early Exposure to SF/F

Book Meme

Another survey borrowed from Jodie Llewellyn. What are your top three book pet hates? 1. The virginity/hymen myth getting perpetuated in romance novels. It’s bad enough to keep telling the people reading them (many of them young women who may not have sexual experience yet – it’s certainly where I got plenty of my early sex … Continue reading Book Meme

Binge Writing

This week, the New York Times published "Impatience Has its Reward: Books Are Rolled Out Faster", an article discussing the trend towards releasing book sequels faster and faster, three within a year or even all at the same time, to encourage "binge reading". It's a response to the way Netflix encourages binge watching. A lot of … Continue reading Binge Writing

I will see a division

Reading "SFF in Conversation: Women Write SFF" by guest blogger Andrea K Höst over at The Book Smugglers kicked me in the pants to do something I've been meaning to do for a while -- actually tally up all of my books and see what the male-female ratio is. So. My shelves as they currently … Continue reading I will see a division

Book Meme (with bonus matching game and sociopolitical commentary)

So, I stole this meme from Facebook, but decided to post it here because I wanted more of a chance to pontificate about these books -- specifically, what sort of a reader and writer I think they've turned me into. List 10 books that have stayed with you in some way. Don't take more than … Continue reading Book Meme (with bonus matching game and sociopolitical commentary)