Migraineurs Bill of Rights

It happens every year: directly after Dragon*Con I get sick. It usually begins presenting itself on Monday, as I’m making my last rounds and putting everything together to leave. There’s the achiness (the full scope of which I can’t ever really tell since it pales in comparison to the hell I’ve put my feet through in the last 4…

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Poetry and the Padawan

So here’s what happened: Rich Ristow put together a poetry chapbook called These Apparitions, containing poems written in the style of Ezra Pound or William Carlos Williams. He accepted submissions and completed the chapbook…and then the project moved to a different publisher (Needfire Press). With the move to Needfire came a bonus: the book will now be available on…

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Holding Pattern

So the FIOS was on for less than 24 hours before they sent some chick to sabotage it. Someone will be back on Wednesday. In the meantime, I will be unpacking the kitchen, the closet, and the art supplies, and trying to relax. That last one is the hardest. Back in a flash…love, the princess

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Fiction Sale: “Pocket Full of Posey” to 2020 VISIONS Anthology

I am very happy to announce my most recent fiction sale — a wicked awesome little story called “Pocket Full of Posey” that I wrote for fellow Codexian Rick Novy. He’s editing M-Brane’s 2020 VISIONS anthology (pub date TBA). The theme of the anthology is stories set in the not-too-distant future — namely, 2020. It’s a title that begs…

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One Guy Can’t Ruin It For Everybody

I have seen a couple of double rainbows in my life, during very important times in my life. It’s one of those signs I feel the universe gives me to remind me that it hasn’t lost track of me — I’m on the right path, doing exactly what I’m supposed to do with my life. And then some dorky…

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Dear Padawan

Ariell likes being called my Fairy Goddaughter far more than she likes being called my Padawan…but “protege” is so passe, isn’t it? I mean, once there’s a car named after it, the word doesn’t quite hold the same oomph. You might remember Ariell from her fabulous contribution to Kill Brian Keene Day. Since then, I’ve taken her under my…

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TV Fail, Cookie Win

I’ve heard some good things about this Warehouse 13 show on Syfy (I still hate typing that spelling), so I downloaded the first episode to watch it. I don’t think I made it twenty minutes. Saul Rubinek is not John Noble, the secret agent guy is not David Boreanaz, and I have no idea who the secret agent chick…

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Predators: A Brief Review

Thanks to the tragic reviews of Last Airbender I’ve been seeing from my friends on Twitter, the last movie I saw in theatres was Ironman 2 on Mother’s Day. Can you believe that? Me neither. Which was my sole justification to go see Predators last night. At first, after a ridiculous amount of commercials and trailers for both some…

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Rotten Apples

Once upon a time, in the land of computers, there was a thing called “planned obsolescence.” Remember that? Your shiny new desktop would come with a one-year warranty, and on Day 367 you’d be staring at the blue screen of death and paging through Best Buy ads. Almost like they planned it. Nowadays, things work a little better than…

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