The Beautiful Scientist Problem, Pt I: Three Tips for Describing Female Characters

Indie authorship seems to have exacerbated my penchant for masochism: I can't help looking at the bestseller lists, even though it only leaves me sad that my books aren't on them! Browsing the top titles a few weeks ago, the blurb for Dan Brown's latest novel Origin caught my eye. After reconnecting with one of … Continue reading The Beautiful Scientist Problem, Pt I: Three Tips for Describing Female Characters

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Recent Reads: “American Gods”, by Neil Gaiman

Did the three norns, spinning our fates at the foot of Yggdrasil, ordain that I finally got around to reading Neil Gaiman's American Gods mere weeks before the television adaptation premiered? It had languished on my to-read list for years, but an unusual confluence of events--remembering the title after spotting another Gaiman novel on sale, … Continue reading Recent Reads: “American Gods”, by Neil Gaiman

Passion in Publishing: Why I’m #PoweredByIndie

“You’re a published author?” My new acquaintance’s eyes widen in surprise. “Where can I find your books?” “On Amazon,” I explain. “I publish independently.” I watch my companion’s expression for the unmistakable flickers of confusion, disappointment, or even contempt. But only a smile appears. “That’s so cool! What’s it called?” I’ve had this conversation a … Continue reading Passion in Publishing: Why I’m #PoweredByIndie

Fiction’s Dark Mirror: Dystopia and the 9/11 Generation

I knew something was wrong when I woke to the television muttering downstairs. My parents rarely watched anything other than evening news and weather. If they’d turned it on at nine a.m. on a Tuesday, it could only mean trouble. In trepidation I crept downstairs and into the living room. Mom sat in front of the … Continue reading Fiction’s Dark Mirror: Dystopia and the 9/11 Generation