Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

“Sometimes the biggest disasters aren’t noticed at all— no one’s around to write horror stories.” One of the best science-fiction experiences I’ve ever had was reading Vernor Vinge’s Fire Upon the Deep. I read it a few years ago but was inspired to write this review now because it’s the Tor book club’s free ebook this[…]

The Sundered Oath series by Ciara Ballintyne

On the Edge of Death, the sequel to In the Company of the Dead, is approaching release date! As Ciara Ballintyne’s editor for both of these books, I’ve had the pleasure of reading them multiple times in various drafts, and I’ve enjoyed every single reading. Ballintyne is a brilliant author who writes deeply layered characters, and the series[…]

104 Adventures Challenge!

Hey nature-lovers and book-fiends, I just signed up to attempt 104 fun and healthy adventures this year: the 52 Hikes Challenge and the Goodreads 52 books challenge. No idea if I’ll even come close to completing this (especially as I’m writing this on a day where it’s too rainy to hike and I’m too busy to read),[…]

H.P. Lovecraft’s THE CALL OF CTHULHU podcast

I recently joined a very special line-up to talk about one of the most influential speculative stories of all time — the story whose creepy, tentacley touch everyone has felt, even if they don’t know it. “When the stars were right, They could plunge from world to world through the sky; but when the stars were wrong,[…]

THE ROMEO CATCHERS Cover Reveal!

Happy cover reveal day to Alys Arden! At long last, here is the gorgeous cover for The Romeo Catchers, the much-anticipated sequel to the Amazon #1 bestseller, The Casquette Girls! I’m so excited to finally  be able to show you this. I’ve been helping Alys edit Romeo Catchers over the last year, watching the story unfold and get better and better[…]

Two #1 Bestsellers in One Day!

Oh my goodness, this has to be my most favorite work day ever!? Two of my super-amazing Authors hit #1 bestseller rankings on Amazon in the same day. I’m so excited for these inspiring women… both killer writers who wrote two incredible and totally unique novels, and I was lucky enough to be hired as a co-editor on both of their[…]

Octavia E. Butler Exhibition in Pasadena!

3 a.m., and I’m having a conversation with my husband about aliens & the universe — as you do. I tell him all about the amazing Octavia E. Butler and her stories of alien DNA artistry, and about how I don’t believe in synchronicity, and also (random) how much I dislike installation art. 10 a.m., I get[…]