Category Archives: Literature

All of My Imaginary Friends Are About to Die (and other Game of Thrones predictions)

On April 14th, 2019, my fraught relationship with HBO’s Game of Thrones will come to its bittersweet, ice-crusted end.  The show has been by turns thrilling, frustrating, deeply dumb, incredibly smart, and undeniably gorgeous.  As an adaptation of George R.R. … Continue reading

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Scary mommies*

I asked myself: why am I so into horror lately? Well, for one thing, I became a parent. Don’t laugh.  All the clichés hold true.  There really is nothing more terrifying than raising a child.  Once the Chub-a-lub is yours … Continue reading

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That Year-End Post I’ve Been Meaning to Write (+ 2018 Awards Eligibility)

  So.  Here we are at the raw, tail end of 2018.  Even California is bleakly cold .  I’ve been laid up in bed with Toddler Flu and, while the Chubs is off at daycare, conquering the world, have been … Continue reading

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The Literary Trump: Stephen King Edition

  Is there a better writer for the current political moment than Stephen King? Insert joke about horror stories here—but seriously: one of King’s greatest strengths is his well-drawn observations of a certain kind of American.  Open up any of … Continue reading

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Great Books, 2014 Edition

Before I sign off for the remainder of the year (I’m lucky enough to be on vacation between now and January 5th), allow me to make note of my 2014 Best Reading Experiences. This evening I finished Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief. … Continue reading

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2014 as published by me

This year is ending on a bittersweet note as I transition jobs and begin doing whatever I’m going to do with my second novel.  So.  To make myself feel better, let me announce that I recently sold a poem to … Continue reading

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News: What I learned from writing the Beast

Exactly a year ago this past Sunday I finished my final draft of an epic fantasy novel I had been working on for five years.  It had been a long and arduous process. I finished spell checking and knew I … Continue reading

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