I went to ALA, and only brought you back a photo of a quicksilver jellybean

Monday, July 1st, 2013

I went to ALA, and only brought you back a photo of a quicksilver jellybean. For the past four days, Scott and I were either traveling from Wisconsin to Chicago, being at ALA, or traveling from Chicago to Wisconsin. This trip involved a panel (with Timothy Zahn, John Scalzi, Brandon Sanderson, David Brin, and Cory [...]

And the days go by…

Monday, June 17th, 2013

I got up this morning and went for an 11 mile run. It was supposed to be 13, but the sun caught me and I ran out of Gatorade. Sometimes, discretion is the better part of valor–and I decided two more miles was not worth puking. Now I am drinking Vietnamese coffee and sitting on [...]

Another magic moment in showbiz–

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Scott Lynch and I went out to Minnehaha Falls today to participate in Tim Cooper’s War For The Oaks photography project. It had rained tremendously earlier, the skies charcoal grey and the light dim as twilight. Then the sun came out, and everything was drenched in just-washed evening light. This is my (poor quality smartphone [...]

A Grand Day Out.

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Amanda Downum and I and our matching purple dresses gave an interview to the Austin Post at Dragon’s Lair’s Indie Creator Night. And the awesome Scott Lynch has an exclusive chapter of his forthcoming The Republic of Thieves up at io9! (spoilers, natch.)

When last we left our intrepid band–

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

I mentioned this briefly in the last post, and I think I’ll mention it again, because I could not be more thrilled: Scott’s handed in the final revisions on The Republic of Thieves, and its publication date is set for October 10th 2013 in the UK and October 8th 2013 in the US. I know [...]


Thursday, March 14th, 2013

There’s a publication date (or dates) for my dear Mr. Lynch’s Republic of Thieves, and it’s Pi Day! I’m going to tell you my favorite clean joke. It goes like this: In the rest of the world, when they say Yankee, they mean somebody from North America. In North America, when they say Yankee, they [...]

It’s not very exciting around here.

Friday, January 18th, 2013

I’m on deadline (Steles of the Sky is due first week of March, and edits on One-Eyed Jack just landed) and my dear Mr. Lynch is visiting until the end of the month, which means we’ve been spending endless hours sitting and typing at one another. And I’m training for a half-marathon at the end [...]

I’m blogging this.

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Last ConFusion, Myke Cole and Saladin Ahmed ran the “Keep on the Borderlands” module for a group of writers and editors including Joe Abercrombie, Peter V. Brett, Jim C. Hines, Yanni Kuznia, Jay Lake, Scott Lynch, Pat Rothfuss, Brent Weeks, and me. Courtesy of cameraman Justin Landon of Staffer’s Book Picks, there’s video.

Friday Night Cocktail: the Ginger Scald

Friday, October 26th, 2012

(Yes, my work table is dirty. How good of you to notice.) I lost the morning to running errands (Halloween candy–a must: we live on the town common, and they quite literally bus kids in to trick-or-treat. Last year, the town provided socialized candy, but none has shown up yet this year!–dinner necessities, hurricane necessities–gas [...]

[Insert Beatles earworm here]

Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Sunrise this morning was deeply incredible. The photos from my little Canon don’t even begin to do the colors justice–there were mauves and oranges and golds, and clouds lit up from the inside like star-nursery nebulas incandescent in the depths of time. There were broad red rays of light, clearly visible through the air, streamered [...]