Aug
25

Geek Girl Con or Bust

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geekgirlcon-logo So in a nice last minute bit of awesomesauce, I’m going to be attending Geek Girl Con in Seattle in October. However, I’m strictly going as an attendee, so no panels or anything like that – though I hope to hand out Fox & Willow/Abby Sinclair swag. If you’re going to be there, let me know! I’m really excited about it, since it will be a great chance to network with different groups of people and sit in on some panels covering industry topics that I’m rather passionate about. Hope to meet you there!… Read more
Aug
14

A Duet With Darkness Standalone

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melnobu Just a quick post today to note that my Carniepunk short story (A Duet with Darkness) is now available for pre-order as an e-short. Should be out on September 8th, so if you wanted to read it but didn’t feel like buying the entire Carniepunk anthology, here’s your chance to pick it up. I’ve put a few pre-order links below. (No specific cover for it yet, but I figure Darchala’s art is totally worth posting a second time because it is awesome.) Kindle Nook iTunes Google  … Read more
Aug
13

Inside Jokes and Updates

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laughingallison This past week I was on a panel on Humor at Authors After Dark. One of the main themes was determining how you knew something was funny or not – and the prevailing thought was that if it was funny to you, it would probably be funny to readers. (I think that’s pretty much the thing though, it’s it? I mean, you can’t make everyone happy, but whatever the concept is, if you please yourself, you’re bound to please at least some people, and that’s the goal.) At any rate, I had noted that I tend to put a fair number of inside jokes in the Abby books – things that I’m not entirely sure other people will get, but *I* know what they mean, and it meant something for me to put it in there. I made a brief mention on how Abby points out there’s bound to be… Read more
Aug
12

somewhere I have never travelled, gladly beyond

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Boulet-Susan-Seddon-Oshun I had something different I was going to write about today. I suspect many of us did. And whenever stuff like this happens, I always debate if it’s even worth it to say anything at all – after all, I’m not exactly particularly gifted when it comes to blog posts. (And as per usual, there are always people out there who say what I want better than I can, so I usually just leave it up to them.) But you know, depression or bi-polar disorder or any one of those other mental diseases out there – we can’t just continue to push them under the rug. There’s always been a stigma surrounding them and a misunderstanding by people who aren’t affected (or who don’t know anyone who is affected.) Just like those of us with more physical chronic “invisible” illnesses, it’s very easy for others to point and say “oh,… Read more
Jul
28

Percolation

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badassunicorn This past weekend was the time of conventions apparently. Between SDCC, RWA and assorted smaller venues, pretty much everyone I know was at something.  And while I would have liked to be there, I was traveling up and back from NJ to pick up the oldest sprog from summer camp. (Lots of driving this summer, whew.) But driving leaves room for brainstorming and sometimes just finding time for that sort of thing is priceless.  (It’s easy to zone out and let the mind drift, particularly if the other passengers are sleeping or whatever.) And I’m a fan of percolation – sometimes ideas just aren’t ready yet and forcing them before their time can make for a harder road.  At any rate, I was revisiting something I’d started a while back – a concept I really liked, but wasn’t quite sure how to tie the individual bits into some sort of continuity and suddenly it… Read more