Oh! Oh! Oh! Look what lovely, lovely things arrived in the mail today: That's Bitter Greens by Kate Forsyth AND Poet's Cottage by Josephine Pennicott AND To Spin a Darker Stair edited by Tehani Wessley which contains stories by Catherynne M Valente and Faith Mudge, as well as beautiful illustrations by Kathleen Jennings. I am … Continue reading I Love the Smell of New Books in the Morning
Because sometimes I like to be nice, I give you the delicious swag of short fiction that has been accumulating in my browser tabs over the past couple of months: "For Want of a Nail" by Mary Robinette Kowal which just won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story. "The Wolves of Brooklyn" by Catherynne … Continue reading Fabulous Links to Free Online Fiction
The latest episode of our podcast is now available for direct download and streaming from our brand new Podbean website or via subscription from iTunes. Due to ongoing technical problems at Posterous, we decided to move over to Podbean which is designed for exactly the sort of thing we do. We will leave the old … Continue reading The Writer and the Critic: Episode 8
I had a fantastic and satisfyingly exhausting time at Continuum 7 over the long weekend. The panels I saw were entertaining and engaging and Catherynne M. Valente was one of the most gracious and erudite and downright fun-to-be-around Guests of Honour a convention could hope to have. She was also a special guest on The … Continue reading Continuum, Quilts and Chronos Awards
Trailers are a relatively recent promotional tool for books and, as with all forms of new media, are often a very hit and miss affair. They can run too long or be too bland. They can tell you too much about the book, or tell you too little. They can make a book seem like … Continue reading Two Yummy Book Trailers for Your Delectation . . .