The 100 and the Fine Art of Killing Characters (or not)

  Lexa died one month ago, and the internets are still mourning and raging and demanding better representation. Because two episodes after our beloved, earnest, take-no-shit, definition of amazing female representation, Commander Heart Eyes was killed by a stray bullet, The 100 killed off over a dozen characters in 42 minutes, three of them with…

The 100

My wife asked me last night, after putting up with my week-long binge watch of The 100, why I like post-apocalypse stories. Because the fact is, I love them. Might even be my favorite genre. So, I’ve been trying to answer her question, and I think it has to do with the way the apocalypse…

Take a Bite of Cake, a Guest Blog from Jove Belle

I’ve been running all over the internet like a lunatic, whoring myself out because I have a new release from Ylva Publishing. And, for some reason, awesome people like Blythe Rippon said yes when I asked if they would host a guest blog for me. Incidentally, Blythe and I also host this awesome podcast called…

The Supreme Court, Fact, and Fiction

Antonin Scalia has died, and people have a lot to say about it. There are those who have been quick to lavish praise on this lion of an intellectual, this constitutional powerhouse, this uniquely funny and acerbic jurist. It’s also been interesting to hear from (mostly gay and African American) people who wonder why a…

Second novels and expectations

Welcome to my stop on the Ylva-Bywater Blog Hop! In case you’re just joining us, we’ve already had posts from Jove Belle, Rachel Spangler, Cheryl Head, Gill McKnight, Baxter Clare Trautman, and Carol Rosenfeld. Today, I want to write about the second novel, and its relation to expectations. My first novel, Barring Complications, was a…

Ylva Blog Hop

I’m excited to accept the Ylva Blog Hop baton from Cheri Crystal. It makes me feel like I’m running a relay. Which is the closest thing to running I’ve done in years, so thanks Cheri! Ah, running. Something one of my two protagonists in my first novel, Barring Complications, does. And something that two of…

The Bitter Sweetness of Carol

  My wife asked me, after we saw Carol together, if I would have married a man had I lived in an earlier time. It’s hard to say, really. The choice faced by so many women who lived in Carol Aird and Therese Belivet’s time was often between romance and children, and I didn’t know…

Emily Thorne’s Inner Ninja—and yours, too!

(originally posted on 5/20/15) I’m almost embarrassed to admit how long ago a friend of mine recommended I watch Revenge—because it was pretty much yesterday and I just finished watching the last episode of the series. I’m truly skilled at binge watching. Suffice it to say, I devoured the series, which was a compelling combination of…