May 13

The Walls Around Us – Nova Ren Suma

About the Book On the outside, there’s Violet, an eighteen-year-old dancer days away from the life of her dreams when something threatens to expose the shocking truth of her achievement. On the inside, within the walls of the Aurora Hills juvenile detention center, there’s Amber, locked up for so long she can’t imagine freedom. Tying …

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May 12

News | Voting on the David Gemmell Long List Opens on Friday, May 13

Note: In my continuing effort to highlight other awards (besides Hugos), here you go! THE DAVID GEMMELL AWARDS FOR FANTASY: VOTING ON LONGLISTS OPENS ON FRIDAY 13th MAY   The longlists for 2016’s Gemmell Awards will be revealed and opened for voting at midday (GMT), Friday 13th May on the awards website –   …

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May 11

SPFBO 2016 – The Order Of Things

I’m finally getting around to listing how I plan to tackle my list of books, the order I will be reading them in, groupings, and whatever else. I didn’t group these by any system other than saying, “Hey husband, pick six numbers between one and thirty.” I will do what I did last year, and …

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May 10

Roses and Rot – Kat Howard

About the Book Imogen and her sister Marin have escaped their cruel mother to attend a prestigious artists’ retreat, but soon learn that living in a fairy tale requires sacrifices, be it art or love. What would you sacrifice in the name of success? How much does an artist need to give up to create …

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May 09

Macro Monday


This week has been hard, so I needed something pretty. So here is a marigold, after a rain storm, during a brilliant golden sunset. Enjoy.

May 09

Announcing Our Words


In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been a bit distracted recently. Well, I’ve been working hard on a lot of things. One of the things I’ve been working hard on is Our Words, the website I’m building that is going to focus on disabilities in speculative fiction. As with most of the best laid plans, …

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May 04

Cover Art Reveal | The Dragon’s Legacy – Deborah A. Wolf


It brings me incredible pleasure to do this cover art reveal. I have already read this book, and I have already loved this book. I’ve enjoyed watching Deborah Wolf move through the writing, editing, and various other phases of publishing. I’ve loved the artistic renditions she’s sent me. It’s been an absolute blast to watch …

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May 02

SPFBO Round Two – An Overview & Favorite Cover Art

The Overview Well, this weekend my thirty books for the SPFBO arrived. I’ve been poking around in my stash all day, mentally organizing them, going over my system and various things like that. Mostly, my system will be the same this time around, with one exception. I will still write a mini review for each …

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May 02

Macro Monday – erm… Montage Monday


This Saturday was my birthday. We have a habit in our family of not really doing presents as much as something special. I got a few presents. My kids got me a really pretty wind chime. I went out to lunch and ate chicken kebabs. My husband baked me a cake. My real present, however, …

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Apr 27

The Clarke Award Shortlist

Two things. First, my Other Awards post has been ridiculously popular, so I’m going to update my list with the added suggestions and (drum roll, please) organize it for easy browsing! Depending on if people continue to care, I may add a permanent link to it for easy accessing purposes. Secondly, due to the fact …

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