Books You Should Be Pre-Ordering

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015

It’s 2015 folks, and hot damn, does time fly. One of the fabulous things about being an author is that I get to see some books early, and tell you about THE BEST ONES. Plenty of...

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The F Word

One Bloke to Rule Us All: Depictions of Hegemony in Snowpiercer vs. Guardians of the Galaxy

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014

Note: Contains All the Spoilers for both films I had the surreal experience of watching Snowpiercer and Guardians of the Galaxy within a week of each other. I can hear the cries...

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the writing life

What I Get Paid For My Novels: Or, Why I’m Not Quitting My Day Job

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015

In the spirit of honesty and transparency that’s often sorely lacking in the literary world, here’s what I’ve been paid for my novels for the last 7 years. Many of you...

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Mirror Dark

The End is Here: What Happens After MIRROR EMPIRE?

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014

Today ends the 5-week whirlwind that was the dedicated promotion period I gave over to THE MIRROR EMPIRE. How am I still standing? Well, I didn’t give myself much...

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Recent Posts

On Being Too Smart and Assertive in the Workplace

On Being Too Smart and Assertive in the Workplace

Jan 23, 2015

I’ve been blessed with some pretty great bosses in my time, folks who recognized that having somebody smart on the team who got things done made them look good, and meant they did less work because, you know, I was doing it. But, being a woman in the workplace, it was inevitable that some boss, somewhere, was going to go after me for being smart and...

I Never Saved Anything for the Swim Back

I Never Saved Anything for the Swim Back

Jan 21, 2015

In the film Gattaca, a young man born with what its dystopian society considered “undesirable” genetic disadvantages manages to fleece the system and rise up through the ranks of its elite astronaut corps. When confronted by his brother about how he’d done it, the young man likens it to the swimming races they had as kids. The young man always won, though...

Award Season Boogie: What’s Up for 2014 Noms

Award Season Boogie: What’s Up for 2014 Noms

Jan 13, 2015

It seems it’s that time of year again, when we remind folks what exactly we wrote last year, what we thought rocked from other people last year, and what’s eligible for what-what, etc. And before I get pummeled with tomatoes for saying, “Hey, here’s some stuff I enjoyed this year!” I’ll note the suggestions below are just...

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