Category: Fresh News

What's been going on lately

Hot and Bothered

The very first story I had published professionally (which means, by my definition, I got paid for, and I could hold the book in my hot little hands) was about a woman who turns, or is turned into, an espresso machine, and all the various sensations she experiences as coffee and creamer emerge from her …

Continue reading

The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power [Review]

  Much has been said about The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Amazon Prime’s new series set in the Second Age of  Middle Earth. Some fans are enthusiastic about the idea, others skeptical. (I can understand the latter after recently watching The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and The Hobbit: Battle of …

Continue reading

The End of Another Summer of Narnia

Looks like we’ve come to the end of another Summer of Narnia. I thought that this would be the last one, but there’s yet plenty more material to be mined, depictions to critique, maps to draw and characters to analyze. Before I ride off to hunt the White Stag, I’ll say it’s been fun!

Announcement: Narnia Fanfic

Starting this week I’ll be publishing some Narnia fanfic on this site. I’ve had too much fun reading it not to join in!

A New Summer of Narnia

Yes, it’s the start of a new Summer of Narnia! This is the third one. Stay tuned for more Narnian names, essays, worldbuilding, commentary, and artwork, like the marvelous painting above. Which shows the unshowed final meeting of lion and witch, though she’s more resigned than terrified, and looks like she’s rather enjoying it. But …

Continue reading

Lovecraft March is over

It’s been fun.

Baby Cthulhu

Now you can crochet your own Baby Cthulhu! The pattern maker is from Ukraine, and by purchasing the pattern, you will be giving a besieged citizen some much-needed support.

Lovecraft March

Inspired by my re-reading of At the Mountains of Madness, I declare Lovecraft March! Worldbuilding  notes, reviews, and essays to follow.  

Reading Challenge 2022

My Authors Water Cooler Reading Challenge selections for 2022. The rules are: out of a list of 50 categories, the participant chooses 12, the idea being you read one a month, more as extra credit if you’re ambitious. My challenges for 2021 and 2020 were, I’m sad to say, a bust. In 2020 I got …

Continue reading

Merry Christmas!