“Black Hole Sun” Interview

Over on the website Jason’s created for DARK FUTURES, Kelli and I have a cool little interview posted about “Black Hole Sun.” Find out our dystopian favorites, our fears for the future, and the blood, sweat, and tears behind “Black Hole Sun”! Tell us, in brief, what your story is about. AK: Erica and Seth, two estranged teenage friends,…

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T is for Tea!

As a girl raised in the south with an Anglophile grandmother, I can’t help but be a tea drinker. I lean heavily toward black teas (Red Rose) and really enjoy a slight citrus infusion (Lady Grey). Sometimes I splurge and have the occasional Chai or Jasmine. I’m a creature of habit, so if it’s not Constant Comment or one…

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Pinch Me, I’m Awesome

I bought the NYT today when we stopped for gas on the way to the Eagles’ game. I hugged the newspaper all the way to Philadelphia and smiled so long my face hurt. But I kept smiling. Seeing it in print is so much different than seeing it on a website. Now I just have to figure out how…

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The Prolific Princess

Last winter, what with the nervous breakdown and the running away from home and all (has it really been almost a year? It seems like a decade), I completely forgot to jump in the pond and get myself considered for some awards. (i missed the Stokers COMPLETELY. *doh*) A writer really has to stay on top of these things….

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For Those About to Squee, I Salute You

In case anyone didn’t see my horribly squee-ish Tweet about it this morning, or feel the true intensity of said squee, I will bring the cause to your attention here now.  Mostly because my mom’s not on Twitter or Facebook, but she checks my blog. Hey, Mom! *waves* GUESS WHAT?!? I got reviewed in the New York Times Sunday…

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Guest Blog Up At Magical Words

You’ll have to do some work for your blog post today: “Let The Right One In” is up over at the Magical Words writing blog, so you have to click to get there. If you’re a writer and haven’t bookmarked Magical Words, you should. There is a wealth of fabulous information over there from some fantastic writers, both inside…

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Your Saturday Halloween Happiness

Does it get any happier than this? Ryan Sizemore–son of Apex book luminary Jason Sizemore–age 3, loves his copy of AlphaOops: H is for Halloween. What a cutie! It’s been far too long since I’ve had a chance to hang with the Sizemore Brood. Want to send me a picture of you & AlphaOops? Email me at akontis —…

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