I'm not positive, but I feel like I've probably mentioned the video game UNDERTALE on this blog before. (Almost put "channel." Can you tell I'm on YouTube too much?) It's an amazing game with some of the best cause-and-effect mechanics I've ever seen in a video game. But more than that, I've always been impressed … Continue reading What You See and What You Get
I think everyone knows, whether it be in real life or in a book, that one couple you think is completely unshakable. They've been through hell and back, and they still seem made for each other. It's Buttercup and Westley's story: "This is true love - you think this happens every day?" It's what Romeo … Continue reading Nothing is Forever
I know, I know. This isn't a book review like I've promised. The honest fact of the matter is that I haven't gotten through a book in time for today. (Okay, that's not entirely true, but the book I did read recently is an ARC and the review doesn't go up for a while now. … Continue reading On Reading and Reviewing Books
I've been following along with some of the snafus that have occurred in and around the #WeNeedDiverseBooks hashtag, though haven't ever really delved deeply into them. I have several friends who write stories dealing with people of various diversities (racial, people with disabilities, LGBT+, etc) and I know it's an important part of our world … Continue reading The Trouble with Diversity
So I took to Twitter the other day and asked all you lovely luminaries out there what you were interested in hearing me talk about here on the blog. My dear friend Sky said "strange and mysterious that you've seen happen." For a long time, I sat staring at my screen, wondering what strange and … Continue reading Strange and Mysterious Happenings
This is a very important topic to me, and one that still touches very close to home as I still struggle with it. I apologize in advance if my train of thought jumps around a little or I seem a little disconnected. I have a lot of thoughts about this and I'm not sure how … Continue reading Working Through the Lies or With Them?
I'm generally of the mind to take the phrase "write what you know" with a grain of salt. I'm a fantasy writer, even if the "fantasy" means the daydreams of a high school kid. But with several of my jobs, I've spent more than a few days saying "oh god, if I wrote a book … Continue reading They Say to Write What You Know