It’s Here!

Hi, all! Long time, no blogging. I hope you’ve all been well. How many of you are still around?

Remember last summer when I told you about my story “Chlorophyll Is Thicker Than Water,” and how it had just been accepted for publication in Athena Andreadis’ anthology To Shape the Dark? Well, the book came out on May 1! What a wonderful day for a book birthday!

I’m so excited to be a part of this collection. I hope you all can get a chance to read it. Keep an eye out for a giveaway.

To Shape the Dark - cover

 

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Testing

Check, check, is this thing on?

There will be news at some point soon. Stay tuned!

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2015 in review

Yes, I know! I haven’t posted in a long, long time. Is anyone still out there? *waves*

Not sure if my posting will improve in the new year, but here are my sad, sad stats for this one. Wishing you all the best in 2016! Happy New Year!

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,300 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 55 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Expiration Date – A Review

Expiration Date
Nancy Kilpatrick, editor
Hades Publications (April 2015)
horror
3.7/5
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By random happenstance, the next book on my TBR pile was another collection from Edge Science Fiction & Fantasy Publishing (an imprint of Hades Publications, to get picky). LibraryThing sent me this one, too, as an Early Reviewer giveaway. Expiration Date is a collection of tales all having to do with endings–the death of someone in the story, more often than not. The editor Nancy Kilpatrick sets out the parameters of the anthology in an interesting introduction that got me excited to read the stories. Continue reading

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New Story Appearing Soon!

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted regularly. There’s been a book review here and there, a repost even less seldom. Nothing about my own writing in ages. Why is that? Continue reading

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Wrestling With Gods – A Review

wrestling Wrestling With Gods: Tesseract Eighteen
Liana Kerzner & Jerome Stueart, Editors
Hades Publications (April 2015)
science fiction/fantasy
4.125/5

Wrestling With Gods is an interesting collection of speculative stories and poems having to do with faith. I was a tad skeptical when I first received this Early Reviewer book from LibraryThing because, well, I’m kinda skeptical in general and even moreso where faith is involved. Fortunately, in this case, my skepticism was unfounded. Continue reading

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Angel Manor by Chantal Noordeloos – A Review

Angel Manor (Lucifer Falls Book 1)
Chantal Noordeloos
Horrific Tales Publishing (November 2014)
horror
2/5
 Angel Manor

I love a good haunted house story. Shirley Jackson‘s The Haunting of Hill House remains one of my favorite novels and one of my favorite films (the original, of course). I was thrilled to finally read The Shining recently. It’s a classic for a reason and one of King’s best (and better than the film, in my opinion). And then there are the sillier haunted house films that I love, especially House on Haunted Hill (again, the original). Continue reading

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Out of Tune – A Review

A blog post from M. Fenn? Who knew that was going to happen again? Certainly not me. No guarantees on any consistency, but here’s a book review for you. Continue reading

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Remembering Leonard Nimoy z”l | Coffee Shop Rabbi

So many remembrances of Leonard Nimoy this weekend. This is one of my favorites.

Remembering Leonard Nimoy z”l | Coffee Shop Rabbi.

English: Leonard Nimoy at the 2011 Phoenix Com...

English: Leonard Nimoy at the 2011 Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Workout corsets! For real…

And more bad celebrity health advice. Corsets are a thing now? Oh dear. Thanks to Fitness Is a Feminist Issue for writing about this. I want to read Caulfield’s book now, too.

Fit Is a Feminist Issue

I’m looking forward to reading Timothy Caulfield’s new book Is Gwyneth Paltrow Wrong about Everything?

In it Caulfield debunks the health and fitness trends perpetuated by celebrities, everything from juice cleanses to to gluten-free diets.

Sometimes it seems as if celebrity diet and fitness advice ought to have a giant negation sign put in front of it. If Gwyneth Paltrow says to do something, that’s almost a reason not to do that very thing. Think of the Costanza maneuver, doing the opposite.

What’s the latest version? I know, vaginal steaming. But I’m not going there. How about exercise corsets? Apparently Kim Kardashian recommends them. I don’t know if Caulfield’s book covers the claims made on behalf of exercise corsets but here’s James Fell’s assessment, Kim Kardashian: Queen of Celebrity Weight Loss Dumbassery

What in the holy mother of crap?

Here is part of the marketing pitch from the…

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