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Exhaustion & Updates

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So I’m coming up on the halfway mark for this whole gestating-a-human-being thing, and I’m learning (slowly and painfully) that I can’t do quite as much creative work as I would like to do at any given time. Pregnancy is exhausting, for one. Bone-crushingly exhausting. I literally spent ten minutes this afternoon fantasizing about taking […]

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Returning to Odyssey

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I was fortunate enough to be asked to return last week to teach at the Odyssey Writing Workshop, my alma mater, four years after I graduated in 2011. It was an incredible experience to see the workshop from the other side of the table, to interact with the students, and to see student critiques. The […]

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Talk Nerdy to Me: James Knapp Talks Text-Based Video Games

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Hi All, Please welcome James Knapp to the blog. He’s here to talk about the nerdiest of nerdy video games… the text based ones Oh, and he has a new book out called Alice in No Man’s Land – with a giveaway! So check out his site for details. Thanks for joining us for Fun With […]

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Talk Nerdy To Me: Featuring Eric R Asher

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Before we had “Revenge of the Fallen”, “Dark of the Moon”, and “Age of Extinction”… they were simply “More Than Meets The Eye”… TRANSFORMERS by Eric R Asher When they killed Optimus Prime in the 1986 Transformers movie? Quite possibly the most traumatic moment of my childhood. It all started back in 1984. My parents […]

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Reader Question: Why Hasn’t Adam “Fixed” His Addiction?

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I had a reader contact me today with a question I’ve been asked a few times now, why Adam doesn’t just “fix” his addiction or have it “fixed” by the Guild Structure people. This is a good question! And I love that my readers are thinking deeply about the world and the rules of the […]

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Talk Nerdy To Me: Featuring Jennifer Estep

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Today’s “Nerdy” guest has a passion that I feel many of us share,  to some degree. In some tiny (or maybe NOT so tiny) nook or cranny of our homes/offices/attics… we’ve got them, we love them…  and today, author Jennifer Estep is going to share hers with us. I’ve always loved superheroes. The action, the adventure, […]

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The Great Expecting

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Hi all, I have some great news! I am preggers. Pregnant. Expecting. Knocked up. It’s traditional to wait until the end of the first trimester to tell everyone, but I’m impatient, so you guys get to find out now (at 11 weeks). Yep, you can totally wish me mazel tov. (I’ll wait ) This is […]

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Talk Nerdy To Me: Featuring Janice Hardy

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Cheesy Movies and Me. A Love Story. By Janice Hardy, @Janice_Hardy I don’t remember my first cheesy movie, but I’m fairly certain I saw it during Creature Feature one Saturday morning. My guess, it was Godzilla vs. Something, but whatever it was, it sparked a love affair that has lasted to this day. I love […]

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An Ending and a New Beginning

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Hello, all. Today, we’re doing a bit of blog “housekeeping”. I’d like to get some opinions from you, and let you know where we stand on a few things. First: How have you been liking the “Talk Nerdy To Me” posts? I’ve really been enjoying the variety of topics. Have there been any posts that […]

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Talk Nerdy to Me: Real Warp Drive?

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So I was surfing the Internet this morning, you know, avoiding writing this post, when I came across this article. Holy crap, Batman. British scientist Roger Shawyer’s odd and highly controversial closed-chamber electromagnetic space propulsion system, the EmDrive, not only works–which we had thought it might, since it tested well last year–but it works in […]

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