Nerdfighter Acoustic Jam Session

It’s all Natalie Fedewa and Brilliance Audio’s fault for introducing me to John Green, Brotherhood 2.0, and the Nerdfighters…as well as Dan John Miller (who is reading the audio of John’s new book Paper Towns) and his current band, Blanche. I was lucky enough to be invited to Dan and John’s appearance at the Spring Lake District Library in…

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Nerdfighters Acoustic Jam Session

It’s all Natalie Fedewa and Brilliance Audio’s fault for introducing me to John Green, Brotherhood 2.0, and the Nerdfighters…as well as Dan John Miller (who is reading the audio of John’s new book Paper Towns) and his current band, Blanche. I was lucky enough to be invited to Dan and John’s appearance at the Spring Lake District Library in…

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Angry Mail

I traveled to five states in five days, and came home to this. I tried not to cry, but my overtired self failed miserably. ******************************************** Ms. Kontis – I finally started to read Beauty & Dynamite from the beginning rather than skimming and reading an essay here and there. I’m a little over halfway through. I’m deeply concerned that…

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Happily Ever Almost

In case you missed it, Apex Digest is now online, and ready to be consumed by the masses. My latest essay, “Almost Back” is up now. Jay Lake, Brian Keene, and Global Thermonuclear War in possibly the most personal essay I’ve ever written. What more could you ask for? * Jay Lake had colon cancer this summer. I followed…

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Vampire Mermaid

The origin of “Blood and Water”Art by Nicole Cardiff*******************************************************“You’re a writer? Okay, tell me a story.” Yeah — my eyes just rolled too. I’ve gotten this my whole life. I’ve heard it from friends and teachers. I got it from relatives who expected me to entertain their bored children. I even got it once from a computer tech support…

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Ridley Pearson, Party of Five

So…we’re talking at lunch, right? (Ridley Pearson = hugely SUPER nice guy, btw) We all really hit it off, and there was never a lull in the conversation. Ridley and I are talking when they bring my salad before the meal. (Okay, *I* am talking.) And because there is little room on this table, I take Killer View (his…

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Tea in Space: The Sugar Queen

This month’s “Tea in Space” podcast is now live at the Ingram Interact website. Join us for Black Cherry Berry Tea and Oatmeal & Cranberry Cookies. Have a listen, have a laugh, come out of the closet, and fall in love with Sarah Addison Allen’s The Sugar Queen. I just finished reading next month’s opus — Alex Robinson’s graphic…

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Choose Your Own Adventure

I stopped at the ATM on the way into work this morning to deposit some desperately-needed checks. Overwhelmed as I was by the world yesterday, I had passed out ridiculously early and gotten a decadent night’s sleep. (Not Woodthrush Woods decadent, but nice enough.) So when a tall woman entered through the glass door and said, “How are you…

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