It’s So Classic Blog Party

Greetings and salutations, nerds and bookworms! There's a blog party about classic literature going on right now at Rebellious Writing, and the loverly Olivia @Meanwhile in Rivendell tagged me . . .  so, here we are! The Tag Questions 1. What is one classic that hasn't been made into a movie yet, but really needs... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Realm Makers

Howdy! I've been absent most of this month, and I apologize, but there's a very good reason why . . . I was at Realm Makers!!!! For those of you who don't know, Realm Makers is a yearly speculative fiction [fantasy/sci-fi] writers' conference, held each July.  For those of you who do know, because you... Continue Reading →

Harry Potter and the Flames of Controversy

*slides into home plate*  *dusts off cleats* What up, guys!  I'm back, as promised, to talk about everybody's favorite topic--conservative Christians and Harry Potter.  As a lifelong orthodox Catholic who just 'discovered' the world of Hogwarts at the ripe old age of twenty-five, I'm sure you'll agree I am eminently qualified for this discussion.  😉 Because... Continue Reading →

The King’s Players: Review

My good friend Charity Bishop just released the third installment in her Tudor Throne series, The King's Players.  And if you haven't picked up a copy already, you should; because these books just keep getting better and better. The King's Players boasts a delightfully zingy, fast-paced plot, complete with murder, arson, & shipwrecks, as well... Continue Reading →

That Weird Post About Dreams

A couple weeks ago, Mom and I were comparing notes on our dreams while cooking supper.  In the course of this conversation, I casually mentioned my 'dream announcer':  a Faceless Bloke who says stuff like "as you know, Bob" while providing backstory and local color à la Jim Nance.   Mom had never heard of a dream... Continue Reading →

Five Favorite Female Characters

Hallo, lovelies! It's been a while since I did a 'favorites' post, and it's been a while since I wrote anything focused strictly on characters (as opposed to a whole book or whole series).  Voilá, then--here you are!  My five favorite heroines, ranked in ascending order. It's easier than you might think to narrow it... Continue Reading →

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