Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 9

Episode 9: “The Old Woman in the Wood” (5:27) This is a really fabulous tale–it’s a wonder why it’s not more popular. It’s got all the great elements: a stranded serving girl, murdering thieves, benevolent wild birds with keys, trees full of food and clothes and beds, and an old witch that the serving girl must defeat by following…

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There be e-Dragons

My friend Steven Saus and I were chatting earlier this month about the pros and cons of (and rampant rumors and misconceptions surrounding) e-Publishing. I asked him if he wouldn’t mid writing up some of his thoughts for a guest blog. (When a Princess asks for something, she usually gets it.) Steven has listed for us some unromantic realities…

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Fool for Recipes

Hello, everyone! As promised, here is my March contribution to the Fool for Romance Giveaway Extravaganza! Comment on my blog here today for a chance to win a spot in the Great Big Giveaway. At month’s end, the winners for each day will have a chance to win a HUMONGOUS prize pack from all the contributing authors for the…

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Princess Alethea’s Fairy Tale Theatre: Episode 8

Episode 8: “The Nail” (1:40) The moral of this story is: “Make Haste Slowly.” Also, don’t be a jerk.  

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In Which the Princess is Not Amused

I started writing an essay about this three times last night. I deleted every attempt. There is a very big hullaballoo going on right now surrounding Dorchester Publishing. Chances are, you’ve heard about it from someone you’re a fan of in the industry. As usual, many of the supporters are basing their arguments on rumors and faulty information. A…

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Princess Alethea’s Magical Elixir

New reviews are up at Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show! Title: The Desert of Souls Author: Howard Andrew Jones EAN: 9780312646745 I loved this book. This could possibly be the shortest review I ever write, because I don’t know how to say it any other way: I loved this book. I wish it had been about 800 pages…

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The Princess Goes to Court

Last month I was taking the Fairy GodBoyfriend to pick up his car from the shop and was pulled over. The officer wrote me up for not having a Virginia inspection sticker. He gave me no time to talk, so when he got back to the car (with my ticket), I explained that I had a still-valid PA inspection…

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Blossoms & BBQ

We had a great time with Dickie & Mandy last night. The arrived around 3pm, thus forcing me to stop cleaning and have fun. (Hooray!) We chatted for a while with refreshment, discussing what to do before our 9pm reservations at Hill Country (and the sekrit Adam Ezra performance). Nobody seened to care, so when Joe asked for my…

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Enter the Haggis

I’m cleaning the house (okay, I *was* cleaning the house — I am now officially taking a break to do some writing) because we’re having company this weekend. Tomorrow night, we’re all going to see the band Enter the Haggis. Since it’s Friday, I’m going to share a song with you. I’ve never heard them play this one live,…

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