Anime and Me: Part 2

Remember how I’ve said I don’t like anime? Well. So much for that blanket statement. Like so many sweeping claims of its kind, it has proven completely false. It has taken ten years and a lot (a LOT!) of trial and error, but my husband has finally helped me find some anime I seriously enjoy, … More Anime and Me: Part 2

Friends and Heroes

I have been gently mocked—and more harshly mocked by some—for my abiding love of George R. R. Martin and his A Song of Ice and Fire series. But for better or worse, our heroes are our heroes, and we cannot shake their influence or absolve our love for them. I picked up A Game of Thrones in (approximately) … More Friends and Heroes

Why Write: Contemporary Fantasy with Jason Crawford

Readers, welcome Jason Patrick Crawford, a fantasy writer and one of my very cool Tweeps. He’s here to talk about contemporary fantasy and he has some fantastic things to say about how a contemporary setting gives traditional fantasy a fresh new way for modern readers to relate. Check it out!  Hello, Jason, and welcome! Tell us … More Why Write: Contemporary Fantasy with Jason Crawford

Why Write: Speculative Fiction with Morgen Rich

Readers, today we greet Morgen Rich, writer of boundary-pushing epics. She has some fantastic things to say (and some great recommendations to make!), so be sure to check out her work when you’re done! Hi Morgen, and welcome! Tell us a little about yourself and your work. First, I want to thank Kristin McFarland for hosting … More Why Write: Speculative Fiction with Morgen Rich