My 2017 in Pictures

I once again regret not taking pictures of all the wonderful people I spent time with this year. If you’re not pictured, please forgive me and come back for another visit — I’ll try to remedy the mistake! Click on the first picture and click through like a slideshow if you want to see the …

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Cover of Last Night A Superhero Saved My Life

New Anthology Essay: “Swashbuckle My Heart”

From Booklist: “At the heart of the collection are contributions that plunge deeply into dark recollections…these essays bear out how superheroes are powerful psychological receptacles, helping us define the crucial strength we need to survive—a sentiment which will be of great value to many soul-searchers…There’s ample insight to be found here, not the least of which is that superheroes have a deep, resounding place in our cultural and individual psyches.”

Upon receiving my copy of the HORIZON paperback

Padded envelopes and boxes from one’s publisher are among the best surprises to find in one’s mailbox. Today, I received the gorgeous paperback edition of Above World book 3, Horizon. (My reaction faithfully reproduced in Photobooth triptych, above.) The front of the book looks just like the hardcover, but the back has the covers of books 1 …

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My 2014 in Pictures

2014 wasn’t a great year for my career, but it was wonderful for everything else. I called it “the year of doing things and going places,” and that’s what I did. Here’s a small sampling of my adventures.

The Wonder of the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop

Last week, I attended the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop in Laramie, Wyoming. Here’s the description: Launch Pad is a workshop for established writers held in beautiful high-altitude Laramie, Wyoming. Launch Pad aims to provide a “crash course” for the attendees in modern astronomy science through guest lectures, and observation through the University of Wyoming’s professional …

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Seven Years

Today marks seven years since I met Chris at Worldcon in Anaheim and we started dating. They’ve been the best seven years of my life. We’re celebrating with mini parties for the next month, and with two beautiful new rings: The inlay of Chris’s ring is a layers of dark gray, whereas mine is inlaid …

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Beyond June

June: the Bad Version Well, June was a rough one, no lie. I spent the month recovering from surgery, displaced from my home by the repair crews, while Chris and I dealt with insurance companies, contractors, subcontractors, and lawyers. I got a jury duty summons somewhere in there, and my surgery followup with the doctor …

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