Like a Box of Chocolates, 2015

Today marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Andre Norton, Grand Dame of SF. It’s difficult to believe that it’s been a decade since Miss Andre left us. When Jay asked me to contribute something to the Andre Norton Books site, I thought it only fitting to offer him the essay I wrote at the time, my eulogy…

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Some Sunshine For Your December

Over at the Waterworld Mermaids blog today, Carlene and I have cooked up one of the MOST FUN POSTS I’VE EVER DONE. Inspirred by Terra LeMay’s query about nontraditional writing spots, The Mermaid of the East greets The Mermaid of the West with the sunrise and a few of her newly-discovered writing spots. There is no stand-alone Starbucks in…

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Rain Songs

As mystified as I am by it storming here in Florida EVERY SINGLE AFTERNOON, I asked some of my friends on Facebook to help me come up with a playlist of songs about Rain. I had Patty Griffin’s “Rain” stuck in my head for three days (which prompted the question), and my ear worm has since moved on to…

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Happy birthday, Jay.

Today would have been Jay Lake’s 50th birthday. He almost made it. Back in 2008, the discovery of Jay’s tumor rattled us all. I’d had my own tumor scare in 2005, so I knew that keeping a sense of humor about the situation was the most important thing. Jay had that in spades. Trouble was…this tumor was not benign….

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National Poetry Month, Day 13

This is just to say…that what I really wish I still had is Josh Rayner’s parody of this poem he wrote me in 10th grade that started out, “I burned your newly-finished novel yesterday…” This Is Just To Say by William Carlos Williams I have eaten the plums that were in the icebox and which you were probably saving…

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Funky Werepig Slumber Party Rebroadcast

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone in the US! In honor of these last few days of HERO being TMV Cafe’s BOOK OF THE MONTH, The Funky Werepig is rebroadcasting our infamous Princess Alethea Slumber Party Interview tomorrow night at 9pm! Set your watch/phone/timer/TARDIS…and if you missed it the first time, be sure to tune in! (CLICK HERE TO BOOKMARK THE LINK)…

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How a Cat Creates an Online Presence

The Cat in this scenario is Cat Rambo, my Technicolor-haired friend, fellow writer, and mistress of the internet. She has just released a book called CREATING AN ONLINE PRESENCE. I get asked a lot about what advice I would give to writers, newbies and professionals alike. While my answers rarely stray from “Never Stop Writing” and “Finish What You…

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I Am Strange

…along with a slew of other awesome people. This was a mission put together by my friends Monte Cook and Shanna Germain — to check out the website, support the effort, and celebrate your own special strangeness, CLICK HERE. Featured Strange People (in order of appearance): Bruce Cordell · Jay Lake · Cat Rambo Lee Moyer · Kurt Busiek…

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GAH.

Once again, I have found that the emails being sent through my site have been forwarding to spam. I’ve saved them all and added a new filter…again…but if you’ve tried to email me in the past month via this site, please be patient with me. I’ll try to get to your messages as soon as I can. xox

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MoAA Interview #3: Sarah Beth Durst

Sarah Beth Durst and I met last fall at the Baltimore Book Festival. I thought she was super cute, but as the Fairy Goddaughters say, “Lee, you think everyone is super cute.” We took a pic together, but we didn’t really have time to hang out. Fast forward to this summer and Nebula Awards Weekend in San Jose, where…

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