Doctor Who, Writing Female Characters, and Equality.

Jodie Whittaker in 13th Doctor announcement photo

On the one hand, I can’t believe we need to have this discussion of how to write female protagonists and balance. On the other, since clearly we do need it, let’s have it. With the announcement of the 13th Doctor as a female regeneration, the internet slightly exploded. I was … Continue reading

Japanese Chocolate and Japanese Fiction

Tales of the Sunrise Lands cover, with print of Susanoo and the Yamata no Orochi
This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Chocolate.

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Chocolate.This is the first in a new series of posts, and I don’t know how many there will be, on chocolate. Because chocolate. My intention is to share some unusual chocolate thing and tell you why it’s remarkable.   Continue reading

We Won! A Video Snippet and New Anthologies

SonOfAWitch! anthology cover showing witch legs crashing into tree

So, as you may have heard, my war unicorns Nova & Reaver won the Equus Battle Royal. While I totally played it cool, inside I was doing a Snoopy dance and singing something like this: So, I’d promised that if Nova & Reaver went all the way, I would read … Continue reading

Vote, Maybe Even Win, & Get a Free Book Just For Reading This Post

No, seriously, it’s all that simple. (Well, and you have to click a link or two.) First up: Nova and Reaver, my highly-trained war unicorns from my story “Rue the Day” in the fantabulous upcoming Equus, have advanced to the semi-finals. Ready for action? Click here and comment that you … Continue reading

#EquusFight: The Saga Continues

Equus Battle Royale with horse silhouettes

The drama continues over at #EquusFight, the contest where the equine stars of the anthology Equus are pitted against one another in a Battle Royale! My trained war unicorns Nova and Reaver made it through the first competition, but they are neck-and-neck with a Sleipnir-inspired rival. Now, normally you know … Continue reading