Princess of Snail Mail

Earlier this week, my dear friend Mary Robinette Kowal got a PO Box. It’s something I’ve put off for a long time. So when Mary mentioned the ease of procuring said PO Box, as well as her surprise that the costs were not nearly as high as she’d imagined, I kicked myself in the butt and clicked over to…

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Oh, Nothing

(Remember that whole list of warnings about dating a writer? This should totally be on that list. September 29, 2010 5:45 am (FGB comes back from the bathroom and gets back into bed. He checks his phone.) Princess: You’re awake? What time is it? Fairy GodBoyfriend: Like quarter to six. Princess: Whatcha thinking about? FGB: Nothing Princess: That’s always…

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I Have Book Trailer Envy

Major, major envy. Jim and Janet are so freaking lucky. And in turn *I* am lucky, because they are my friends and I love them. Isn’t it awesome how that turns out? Like clockwork. Have you preordered Return of the Dapper Men? I’m gonna do that right now.

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An Interview with Percy Parker

One of the many reasons that I admire Leanna Renee Hieber is because she does things like this: dress up as her main character, win a costume contest, and then proceed to give a live YouTube interview as Percy Parker. Watching this sparks all kinds of mischievous things in my imagination. If I could dress up as a character…

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Princess Alethea’s Sharktopus Review

I had some of the most fun I’d had in a long time last night. It was a veritable MST3K SharktopusCon on Twitter. Up-to-the-minute popcorn passing up and down the Eastern seaboard as we all tried to outdo each other’s cleverness and summarily died in fits of giggles. My favorite part might have been when Sharktopus himself replied to…

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I <3 Seth Green

Hillery, my BFF down under, sent this video to me. You might have seen it before. I am going to share it with you on this fine Sunday morn because: 1.) It makes me smile. Hopefully, it will make you smile too. 2.) I am a geek girl 3.) I am a gamer girl too (tho not as much…

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And the 2010 AlphaOops Award goes to…

…the San Francisco Chronicle, for their lovely review of Althea Kontis’s AlphaOops: H is for Halloween. I get it, I do. It’s not totally their fault. Spell check nowadays will actually correct “Alethea” to “Althea” when you’re not looking. I forgive the folks who spell it wrong in emails (even though they’ve somehow managed to spell my email or…

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I wish…

We all make wishes. On lots of things. Ariell and I were just discussing this the other day. We came up with an incredibly long list of things — not that we wish FOR, but things we wish ON. It makes me wonder exactly how much time I spend a day wishing on things. Because, of course, I wish…

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Seeking Norton Candidates

I’m not eligible for this yet. But I will be, someday… It’s a dream I have. (And yes, I am a proud member of SFWA.) *********************************** LOS ANGELES – The jury for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy is actively reading works published in 2010. The 2010 Norton Award jury members is chaired by…

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Here They OK Go Again

Why, yes, I do find OK Go’s videos fairly brilliant. The songs are catchy too. Have you seen the new “White Knuckles” video? You can’t just watch it once, because the first time through you’re too busy asking yourself “How the heck did they get those dogs to DO that?” Of course, once I had my fill of this…

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