Song Styles

I made a new set of car CDs for myself yesterday, and part of the collection is my playlist for Surgeburnt.  It’s incomplete, technically – some characters don’t have songs, but beyond character specific themesongs, I have songs for specific relat…

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Monday Meanderings

Last week, I brought up the thorny topic (to me) of calendars.  To me, our month and day names stand out as products of our world, so they don’t work well in a fantasy setting.  (Exceptions would be alternate earths or the stealth fantasy-set…

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Song Styles

So when I did my flash-and-poetry boot camp, I generated more ideas than I was going to need so I could pick and choose … but not too many more, so I wasn’t left dithering.There was one idea that I put down and didn’t end up using, but I think it’s a…

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Monday Meanderings

Suspension of disbelief is a marvelous thing.  It makes possible our immersion into fantastic realms where wizards fly and griffins sling fireballs … wait, reverse that.  It even operates in other genres, allowing us to believe in the amate…

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GoodReads Review: Shelf Life ed. Greg Ketter

Shelf Life: Fantastic Stories Celebrating Bookstores by Greg KetterMy rating: 3 of 5 starsHow could I resist an anthology full of stories about bookstores? These are all solid, satisfying tales, but the narrow theme is made narrower by the fact they al…

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Song Styles

I’ve been adding songs to my Surgeburnt playlist as I come across them, and noticing a pattern:  all of Maren’s songs, except one, in some way reference death or dying.  There’s a nihilistic attitude underlying the songs I’ve chosen, a s…

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Dragoncon Atlanta, GA 2017

Hey everyone, I know this is a bit last moment, but I’m super excited to announce I’ll be at Dragoncon in Atlanta, GA!!!!! I’ll be selling books at the litRPG table (booth 1222) and I also have several panels and a specific autograph time with Dragoncon on Saturday at 4:00 PM in the Marriott International […]

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Dragoncon Atlanta, GA 2017

Hey everyone, I know this is a bit last moment, but I’m super excited to announce I’ll be at Dragoncon in Atlanta, GA!!!!! I’ll be selling books at the litRPG table (booth 1222) and I also have several panels and a specific autograph time with Dragoncon on Saturday at 4:00 PM in the Marriott International […]

The End

So…. If one were to listen to the news lately, one could be forgiven for thinking that the end is nigh.  Between political strife, natural disasters, the fact that a man with the name Carrot Top has his own Las Vegas show….  And that’s just what’s going on in my native country.  It’s repeated all … Continue reading The End