Jane Austen: Personality Typings

Whaddup, dog. Today, we're sorting Jane Austen characters into MBTI types, Enneagram types, and Hogwarts houses--y'all ready??? I thought about doing individual posts for (say) the whole cast of a single book, but I think folks are more interested in the heroes' and heroines' types, than the side characters.  Or maybe that's just me.  I'm... Continue Reading →

Why You Should Watch “The Chosen”

Greetings, Vulcans. *two fingered salute* I am here to persuade you to watch a piece of media acted, directed, produced, and funded by evangelical Christians. Now, knowing how I, your friendly neighborhood progressive Catholic, feel about Christian media in general (Christian fiction romance novels and Christian movies in particular), this may come as--ahem!--a surprise to... Continue Reading →

That Really Long, Gushy, OTP Post

Ordinarily ... I'm a pretty nice person. Under stress, I am not a nice person. Under stress, like (say) a massive global pandemic coupled with weeks of isolation & boredom, Fun, Easygoing Katie disappears, to be replaced by Drill Sergeant Katie: liable to smack people down at any moment for even the smallest offenses.  Some... Continue Reading →

Warrior Women: Why We Need Them

Hullo, lovelies! It is I, your friendly neighborhood historian-turned-feminist-turned-novelist, and I'm here once again to talk about strong female characters. Stop me if you've heard the following complaint before: People will be looking at the MCU movies, the new Star Wars trilogy, or what have you.  They'll notice (quite accurately) a much higher percentage of... Continue Reading →

So . . . I Wrote A Book (Again)

*flops dramatically down on sofa* Smelling salts!  Bring me my smelling salts, Jeeves! Because I just finished an 88,000-word manuscript that I've been working on since FEBRUARY, and I am EXHAUSTEDDDDDDDDDDDDD. So, without further ado, allow me to present my newest book baby . . . ~~~ Water Horse. Water Horse is a YA historical... Continue Reading →

A Question of Gender

Quick! Name a story with an all-male cast! [For the sake of argument, I'm defining this as "a story where no woman has a significant speaking part or affects the plot in any meaningful way."  Women can be present, but, like, in the background.] Have you thought of any? Because I've thought of a whole... Continue Reading →

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