Blog

Coming Soon: Polycule

Coming April 2017 Announcing… Polycule, a blog series/podcast revolving around the true…

Coming April 2017

Announcing… Polycule, a blog series/podcast revolving around the true story of a polyamorous, queer person dating and doing life.

Wait, what?

I am a polyamorous, demi-bisexual, bigender person living in the midwest USA. Nonbinary, non-monogamous, and not that into sex. Married, has a boyfriend, dates other people, likes kissing. Etc. Oh, also struggles with anxiety, depression, and recovering from trauma/abuse.

I started online dating (again) back in October 2016, and at least 20 people on twitter asked me to write more about my experiences than the tidbits I was sharing in 140 characters. So… I decided to go for it.

Cover Reveal : City of Strife by Claudie Arseneault

Today I have a cover reveal for you from Claudie Arseneault, an…

Today I have a cover reveal for you from Claudie Arseneault, an amazing Quebecois author (and friend!) who writes super fun LGBTQ+ fantasy and sci-fi with way too many characters in them. Ahem, who said that. 😉 If you like sprawling networks of diverse characters with all manner of complex relationships, you will really like Claudie’s work.

But… onto the (long awaited) cover of City of Strife, the first in Claudie’s new series!

Announcing: Making it Work

Today I’m happy to announce a guest post series I will be…

Today I’m happy to announce a guest post series I will be doing here on this blog, called Making it Work. I’ll be speaking with writers and other creative types and asking them to share how their creative process works in the middle of all of life’s struggles. I’m specifically hoping to highlight the ways people with mental and physical health issues handle their creative work.

Stories I Loved – Jan 2017

I haven’t done one of these in a while – it’s long…

I haven’t done one of these in a while – it’s long overdue! I’ve been reading a lot of graphic novels recently, trying to get a head start on my overly optimistic 2017 Goodreads reading goal, which is 150 books this year. Despite this, I’m already seven books behind, haha. So clearly the graphic novels aren’t really helping me very much.

"how long has your hat been a live raccoon?"
Please read Lumberjanes.

Anyway, I have fallen instantly in love with Lumberjanes. It’s like if Night Vale had a summer camp. And it has a diverse cast of characters, including an adorable f/f couple, (possibly?) a trans girl (two? trans girls? I’m not done with the series so I’m not 100% on this yet), casual mention of a girl with two dads, and several POC. It’s also just hilarious fun, with dinosaurs who steal glasses, possessed boy scouts, shapeshifters, etc. There’s body diversity, a cute femme girl who is physically the strongest… It is just 1000000 good things in one adorable package, and you need to read it. Now.

Snail Mail

I love letter writing. I’ve written to penpals and friends since I…

Cute snail delivering mail
Boop de boop… delivery!

I love letter writing. I’ve written to penpals and friends since I was about nine years old. I used to mail dozens of letters a week to people all over the world. But as I grew up, I ran out of time and slowly drifted away from the practice. This month, however, I’ve started to get back into it. And I’m really excited because I found out there is a letter writing challenge that goes on every year in Feburary called LetterMo! Since I was already writing, I’m now just joining in this challenge.

Even if you don’t want to commit to a letter every day (I write them at work when bored, or on my breaks, so it doesn’t cut into my free time), I encourage you to try to write a letter to someone this month. 🙂 It’s fun, it makes other people happy, and it’s exciting when/if they write you back!

If you don’t know where to start, there are several groups of people who could use a friendly word from you, and some organizations to do fun things with mail.

Excited to Read in 2017!

2017 is here, and so far, not a big improvement over 2016,…

2017 is here, and so far, not a big improvement over 2016, to be honest with you. I completely missed the boat when everyone was sharing what books in 2017 they were most looking forward to, so I thought I’d do it now. We can all use some good things to hope for. 🙂

If the book is available for preorder, link will take you to Amazon. If not, link will take you to Goodreads. I hope you find some books you like! Maybe we can read them together.

Vapor Trail by Lia Cooper – Pub Date: Feb 10

If you like solid murder mysteries, awesome supernatural magic, and guys in love, you will like Lia Cooper’s books. Come for the hot werewolves, stay for the mystery. This is the sequel to the second trilogy set in this universe, and I can’t wait to read it.

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich – Pub Date: May 16

A YA novel love triangle… where the two guys fall in love with each other. That’s really all I needed to hear to be sold on this. The fact that it’s some kind of spy thriller that turns the love triangle trope into an intentional scheme? That’s just icing on the cake.

So What Now?

With Circuits & Slippers finally out of my hands into The Real…

Taffy, best dog ever
“What now? Cuddle me, of course!”

With Circuits & Slippers finally out of my hands into The Real World (aaahhh!!!), what am I doing next? I’ve been working on the anthology more or less nonstop since January, and I’m excited to finally have time to pursue other projects.

I am actually in the middle of pitching a few projects. One is a Secret Videogame Project (yes: videogame!) I am pitching to a mobile gaming company, which I can’t super share much about right now (especially since I might not make it). Another is a f/f mermaid story I am submitting to a charity anthology to benefit the Pulse victims (put on by A. V. Sanders) – I wrote it almost three years ago and it is currently being edited with a hefty dose of “Oh my goooosh why was my writing so bad back then.”

My Top Romance Shorts of 2016 (So Far!)

It has been far too long since I’ve done a roundup of…

It has been far too long since I’ve done a roundup of my favorite stories. I actually haven’t posted book reviews here since January. (Yikes!) To make up for lost time, I’ve broken up the books I’ve read since January into categories/themes, and will be posting the highlights – my most favorite books I’ve read this year – in bunches.

Today’s category is… Romance Shorts!

All of these books are romance, and all of them probably qualify as novellas or even longish short stories rather than novels. I absolutely loved them, and hope you will, too.

Circuits & Slippers is Here At Last!

The amazing, the wonderful, the incredible sci-fi fairy tale anthology that has…

Circuits n Slippers

The amazing, the wonderful, the incredible sci-fi fairy tale anthology that has been the dominating focus of my entire life this year is finally available! You will now get the chance to read twenty beautiful, hilarious, romantic, thrilling, and just overall terrific stories.

Circuits & Slippers is available in paperback and kindle (unlimited!) edition from Amazon.