Fairy Tale in the TV Age

Love fairy tales? Love television? Addicted to Once Upon a Time and Grimm? (I certainly am…) I compiled a list of the top 10 fairy tale television series in the last 60 years for Clarkesworld Magazine and put it together (with YouTube clips!) in a lovely article for your perusing pleasure. Click here to read The Fairy Tale in…

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Basically Amazing Alethea!

Basically Amazing Ashley has me over at her blog today for Fairy Tale Fortnight — “Today’s Fairy Tale Fortnight interview totally makes my day. Because it is with the author of my number one most anticipated release of 2012 and will be followed by a review of the book! I cannot even begin to describe how happy I am that…

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Adam Ezra’s ENCHANTED Easter Egg

If you’re one of those folks who likes to know little background DVD-extras for novels, this one’s for you. At the end of the acknowledgments for ENCHANTED, I thank the Adam Ezra Group because I wrote most of the acknowledgements while waiting for their show to start at the 8×10 club in Baltimore, MD. I told the guys that…

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PSA: Women’s Health

Mom and I had a nice long talk the other day. She owed it to me…as she had just experienced a strange anomaly that had her in the hospital for a few days. It was something to do with her heart. I hate hearing about this afterward — there’s really no good time to hear something like this. (Thank…

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Here’s My Beef

There is a serious grammatical pet peeve of mine in this poster. Of course I’m not going to come right out and say it…what’s the fun in that?

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Move Over, Fairy

My little sister gets her conversational ideas from the Sedaris family. This might concern anyone who has heard, read, or seen anything by David or Amy Sedaris. (Not counting the personal thank you note Soteria has framed by her door; the family photos are relegated to refrigerator magnets.) This would concern me, if a.) we weren’t half Greek and…

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Calling All Junior Arborists

I was going through some old pics to post on my shiny new Facebook Fan Page, and I came across this one. It’s from the tree at Gypsy‘s house, located roughly halfway between Awesome Porch and Awesome Garage, and I love it. Its flowers look and feel like magnolia flowers (apart from being pink), but the leaves are soft…

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They’re Watching Your Madness

On my road trip down to Charleston I saw it again — the sign that always catches my eye when driving the 495/Capital Beltway around DC — “Aggressive Driver Imaging in Use.” What the heck does that mean, anyway? It brings to mind hidden nanocameras everywhere zooming in on your body language while some Tim Roth “Lie To Me”-type…

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You Learn Something New Every Day

We’re out in the garage earlier — I’ve got my head down on the nice cool picnic table, sucking fresh air in between the puffs on Gypsy’s cigarette, and Gypsy’s explaining to Morgan about what she refers to as her “mosquito deck” of Magic cards. She goes on to say: “You know, the mosquitos that bite you are only…

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