The many textures

I am reading the most exquisite book, The Little Paris Bookshop. It is about a man who has been missing the woman he loves but who left him twenty-one years before. Finally, he finds a letter [...]

Unleashing Readers

I always love getting a Twitter notification that a new reader has found my book and tweeted about it, but this one in particular delighted me. There’s a new review of TSSoE at Unleashing [...]

The fall of empires

December 14, 2166 – University of Edinburgh My junior year midterm thesis assignment: compare the fall of two of history’s empires Which ones I chose: the Roman Empire (509 BCE to 476 [...]

The end is nigh

Almost everyone I talk to says they don’t fear death. I don’t fully understand how this is possible. We, collectively, as a species, exhibit a kind of existential dread, doing things [...]

Ode to the cat

As with most things feminized, cats are underrated. Too long the presumed purview of lonely, crazy cat ladies, cats are seen as the pet of the isolated and maladjusted, of the kooky and the [...]

Random thoughts

I don’t have a cohesive post in mind, but I feel like saying hi, so here I am. First, I am so “on” in my writing life, and I’m so delighted about it. Today I reached [...]

Cutting the cord

I have been wanting to do it for years, but I’ve been too afraid. But, on Friday, I did it: I got rid of cable. I find that reactions to that statement fall into two camps: [...]

Busta move

The text read, “Wanna try my hip hop class tonight? Lots of fun, great workout. $20.” I almost quipped back, “Sure, and how about some root canal afterwards?” But I am in [...]