Boke Pays for Noodles

During my ongoing research for my Legend of the Five Rings game, I recently discovered the Japanese art of rakugo, a form of humorous storytelling where the performer remains seated but acts out parts of the story using a fan and a small cloth. As part of last week's session, my character tried to distract … Continue reading Boke Pays for Noodles

Advent Ghosts: Dirty Hands

A joyous Yule or other festival of choice to everyone. As in previous years, I am participating in Loren Eaton’s Advent Ghosts 100-word scary story project. This year, a riff on a traditional creepy trope: Dirty Hands Light dances. Glass explodes. “Are you all right?” Josie appears from the kitchen. “Vase fell off. Almost hit … Continue reading Advent Ghosts: Dirty Hands

Self-Publishing Glossary: From a-book to zero rating: the Terms indie authors need to know, ed. Orna A. Ross

Ross gathers jargon and practices from across the spectrum of publishing in a book that will be of equal use to authors looking to move into e-publishing and those looking to expand beyond the accessibility of KDP. This book collects hundreds of publishing terms, covering the entire period from finished manuscript to post-publication for both … Continue reading Self-Publishing Glossary: From a-book to zero rating: the Terms indie authors need to know, ed. Orna A. Ross

WICKERPEDIA, ed. Kristin Garth & Nick Morrissey

Mixing perspectives on the power of belief, both good and bad, to shape lives with attempts to capture the experience of believing, the Garth and Morrissey create an experience as filled with poetry, awe, and horror as the films that inspired it. This anthology features twenty poems, five flash fictions, three articles, and two pieces … Continue reading WICKERPEDIA, ed. Kristin Garth & Nick Morrissey

Larry Niven and Ringworld Time

Last month, I had the great pleasure of interviewing Larry Niven for Mythaxis Review. The transcript has just been published on their website. Larry Niven is perhaps best known for Ringworld and The Mote in God’s Eye (co-authored with Jerry Pournelle). Winner of multiple Hugo Awards (for both novels and short stories), the Nebula Award, … Continue reading Larry Niven and Ringworld Time

National Poetry Day: Medusa by Louise Bogan

In celebration of National Poetry Day, a video of me reciting a poem of which I am fond: “Medusa” by Louise Bogan. (Words below for those who wish such) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWk5htU3XhU Medusa Louise Bogan I had come to the house, in a cave of trees, Facing a sheer sky. Everything moved,—a bell hung ready to strike, … Continue reading National Poetry Day: Medusa by Louise Bogan