Chapter 2: Shepherd’s Moon Inn (& Tavern) “Grampy, I thought it was your left leg that was hurt?” Moonie paused mid stride to look back at his granddaughter Sylvie. She was standing just behind the bar, dusting sheep hair from the countertop as she observed him with a seemingly innocent smile on her face. Moonie … Continue reading The Peasant Sylvie & Evil Little Dagmar: Chapter 2
Apparently, Meghan just passed 100 days of something, being a royal I presume. Let me start by saying that I'm an American who could really care less about the British monarchy. Sure, I watch The Crown and Will and Kate seem like a likable pair but all the pomp and circumstance does absolutely nothing for … Continue reading Off topic: Why I like Meghan Markle
It's odd to admit but I've recently realized that I have somehow stumbled into a reader relationship with Jeff Vandermeer. It all started because I, an unpublished fantasy author, began to worry that my young adult fantasy wasn't - well - weird enough. I can't really remember how I found Vandermeer's Wonderbook. Maybe it was through … Continue reading Borne: An Accessible and Riveting Introduction into the Wonderfully Weird World of Jeff Vandermeer
By way of introduction readers of this blog will know that I have written a young adult fantasy entitled "The Madian". Perhaps not surprisingly (going by agent feedback) that work is getting very little traction on this blog, WattPad, or FictionPress. So just for fun I thought I'd share an earlier work that is probably … Continue reading Original Work: The Peasant Sylvie & Evil Little Dagmar (Chapter 1)
I probably should start off by saying that I loved the book. Seriously. I read Sharp Objects several years ago and protagonist Camille Preaker is a character that has stayed with me since. I've often wondered where she would end up and if she could ever allow herself happiness. I certainly hope so. Keep that in … Continue reading Sharp Objects Limited HBO Series Review: A Lot to Admire, But Not As Much As The Book
I came to Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach Trilogy the way I often do to new books these days, through an introduction by way of a film. I saw the movie Annihilation and honestly wasn't sure what to make of it. The movie's end was deliberately left open to interpretation and I decided to seek out the … Continue reading The Southern Reach Trilogy: Opaque, Unique, Non-linear
Seriously, this shit is next level. I've always been a Sci Fi and Fantasy lover. It all began with Star Wars (though admittedly I never read anything in the Expanded Universe), was heightened by Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, and driven into overdrive with Game of Thrones. Other things I've had milder forms … Continue reading I Used to Think I Was a “FanGirl” but Then I Discovered Tumblr.