Category Archives: rude rambles

Another month, gone

There’s this adage that goes something like this: when you get older, the days go slow but the years fly. How true it is. I’m watching the minutes tick by until the workday is over and I can get back … Continue reading

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did you try looking?

In the past few months, I’ve found tiny humans and even some not-so-tiny humans asking me to help them find something. Generally, that something isn’t lost. It is (and was) right where it had been left, often right where it … Continue reading

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how to talk so (future) kids will listen

Recently I reviewed How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk over at the library’s blog. I could say a lot more on about how much I liked this book (and I will). But first … Continue reading

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cultural shifts and speculative fiction

So I’m aware that I released a book and basically disappeared for four months. Does it help if I had a good reason? A cute reason, actually. Cuteness aside, I’ve had a lot of topics swirling about in my mind … Continue reading

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process improvement

If there is one thing I learned from writing Demonspine, it’s that I don’t actually have a process yet. It’d be easy to fall into the trap of thinking I did. I mean,¬†I’ve been writing for six years, almost seven … Continue reading

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advice to my younger writer self

I don’t know where this question popped or even why, but it did, and it’s been bouncing around my head all day: what advice would I give to my younger writer self? For a long time I thought it’d be: … Continue reading

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survival strategies: boardwalk empire edition

The women of Boardwalk Empire employ different survival strategies to keep themselves safe. It’s easy to dismiss Lucy and Gillian because they use their sexuality¬†and are upfront about that. It’s easy to loathe Gillian because of how she handles men. … Continue reading

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