Tuesday Frippery: I write like…

Tuesday Frippery isn't as catchy as the alliterative Friday Frippery, I know. But given that it's a lame Tuesday in southeastern PA thanks to some dreadful weather, I know I could use a little frivolity. Thankfully, I stumbled upon this fascinating website: I Write Like. The idea is you enter a writing sample, the algorithm … Continue reading Tuesday Frippery: I write like…

Published TODAY! Pennsylvania’s Emerging Writers Anthology

It's here!  Pennsylvania's Emerging Writers: An Anthology of Fiction is printed and ready to ship to your mailbox TODAY! Pick up your own copy to read my contribution, "The Rift," and let me know what you think! I love anthologies because they provide a place to sample many voices at a time, especially newer voices that you may … Continue reading Published TODAY! Pennsylvania’s Emerging Writers Anthology

Friday Frippery: Famous Authors’ Rejections

Thanks to an ever-growing pile of rejections I've collected over the past few months, I've been pondering the place of the rejection letter in the life of a writer. Am I submitting to the wrong places? Does my work need to be more polished? Is it simply supply and demand? Each of those questions could … Continue reading Friday Frippery: Famous Authors’ Rejections

Friday Frippery: Lord of the Memes

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy is one of the most discussed fantasy works of all time, and ever since my generation really started to get into LOTR, we've hotly debated and contested many things about it.  Are the movies a good gateway or downright blasphemous? Is The Silmarillion boring as heck or a masterpiece? … Continue reading Friday Frippery: Lord of the Memes

Friday Frippery: Lousy Book Covers

Even though I'm going the traditional publishing route, I've been spending some time in indie author groups on Facebook for tips on marketing, social media use, comparing titles within my genre, and the like. Traditional publishing certainly covers the upfront cost that self-publishing presents, but unless you've signed with a big publishing house, you still … Continue reading Friday Frippery: Lousy Book Covers

Friday Frippery: A Tale of Two Lukes

OK Star Wars nerds- how angry did The Last Jedi make you? As a casual Star Wars fan, I saw it in theaters and initially enjoyed the movie...and then my husband and I discussed it afterward. For the better part of the night I learned what an egregious desecration The Last Jedi was to the … Continue reading Friday Frippery: A Tale of Two Lukes

Friday Frippery: Elcors and Coffee

I've spent an inordinate amount of time badly doodling nerdy jokes about coffee and Elcors onto this $8 chalkboard that I'm sure I'm supposed to write cliché sayings about family on instead. But here's the problem: Elcors are adorable and right now I just want to talk about how inventive the Mass Effect franchise was. … Continue reading Friday Frippery: Elcors and Coffee

Friday Frippery- May the Fourth be with you!

While I am admittedly a bit more into Arrested Development than Star Wars and was considering a Cinco de Quatro post, I couldn't resist this:   I mean, Heathrow's still a hellscape, but THEY'RE TRYING.   And, if you're not that into Star Wars but still love you some space stuff, an upcoming Friday Frippery … Continue reading Friday Frippery- May the Fourth be with you!

Friday Frippery: Awful Fantasy

While I've been shirking my blogging responsibilities in the midst of my upcoming novel's edits and all that life that continues in between, I have (of course), had time to waste on Twitter. Happened across an account called Awful Fantasy and it is now my favorite. Here are a few gems:     Check them out, … Continue reading Friday Frippery: Awful Fantasy

Friday Frippery: Harry Potter and the portrait of what looked like a large pile of ash

In one of my favorite scenes of I, Robot, Detective Spooner (Will Smith) questions Sonny, the AI suspected of murdering Dr. Lanning. During the interrogation, Spooner asks: "Can a robot write a symphony? Can a robot turn a canvas into a beautiful masterpiece?" "Can you?" Sonny replies. Detective Spooner: *Forrest Whitaker eye* Touché, Sonny. Don't … Continue reading Friday Frippery: Harry Potter and the portrait of what looked like a large pile of ash