So, in addition to becoming a bestselling author for the first time in my life, I found out the day after the Hugo Awards winners were announced that I'd been long-listed for the Astounding Award for Best New Writer. Very chuffed about that. Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me. Congratulations to … Continue reading Hugo Awards and CoNZealand Fringe
Public Service Announcement!
You may have noticed I've been gone a while. That was due to several factors including illness, a very busy period at work, trying to write more, a vacation and general laziness (not in that order). However, I've since got over my bronchitis, killed my work assignment and had a blast on vacation in St. … Continue reading Public Service Announcement!
A Wonderful New Review for LEX TALIONIS in Caribbean Beat Magazine
I'm really over the moon about this one! Caribbean Beat magazine is produced by Caribbean Airlines and given away free on every flight they have, both in and out of the Caribbean, for two months. I'm extremely lucky and grateful to be included in their bookshelf. In the past, I've heard about great books like … Continue reading A Wonderful New Review for LEX TALIONIS in Caribbean Beat Magazine
Yes, Virginia, There Are People Of Colour In Your European Past
Been following this awesome Twitter account called Medievalpoc for a while now. The writer does amazing and important work identifying people of colour in European art history, especially during medieval times. (Source: http://medievalpoc.tumblr.com/) A lot of people have studied history and art and not been taught just how integrated the world was, and continues to be (do yourself a … Continue reading Yes, Virginia, There Are People Of Colour In Your European Past
Skeleton Trees & Bad TV
So in really odd news... A skeleton came rising up out of the ground thanks to a really old tree tipping over. Now, if that isn't a story just waiting to be told, I don't know what is. Violently killed young man given a proper Christian burial ends up nourishing a tree for over 200 … Continue reading Skeleton Trees & Bad TV
201 And Counting…
I have discovered I now have 200 WordPress followers on my blog! Thank you, thank you. I appreciate the coloured paper. I want to welcome the newbies--and those of you who have been here from the beginning--to the fun house and thank you all for including me in your day. I know I don't usually address … Continue reading 201 And Counting…
Meme Explosion: Doctor Who
I always want to put a question mark at the end of that, like, Doctor Who? Yeah, yeah, it's just 'The Doctor' but you know, grammar and all that... I have to be honest. The show's not what it used to be. But I guess I'm a Whovian who became a Renewvian, and there were some … Continue reading Meme Explosion: Doctor Who
So You Think You Can Dance – Alien Robots!
I just had to share this. Last night I saw what is one of my favourite routines of this cycle of SYTYCD, and probably one of my faves of all time. Virgil and Hailee are definitely two dancers I'm rooting for, but Hailee came in on the Stage team, while Virgil came in on my … Continue reading So You Think You Can Dance – Alien Robots!
Meme Explosion: Shit No One Should Memorize (But You Will ‘Cause You Won’t Be Able To Resist)
Busy week here, so I'm just going to let my Pinterest page keep you company for a while. Without further ado, my favourites from 'Shit No One Should Memorize' (but really, they should, 'cause it's damn interesting). Stay thirsty, my friends!
A Cannibal and His Food
This is a great article about the lady that styles the food on "Hannibal". "Hannibal" is one of my favourite TV shows, and one of the things I love about it is the luscious cooking and presentation of food--even if sometimes, that food happens to be longpork. Mads' Hannibal Lecter is even more stylish and sophisticated … Continue reading A Cannibal and His Food