Writing

Dragging Out Dusty Posts

Going through my folders in search of another blog post entirely, I came across this one and decided I really ought to repost it. Not sure just when I wrote this, but it still holds largely true. Minor edits to…
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Race in The Children of the Desert books

One of my self-challenges in recent years has been to update my writing to match my growing awareness of racism. I routinely pull up old, unpublished work for an overhaul and cringe at the assumptions I didn’t even know I…
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Followup to the Followup

The sun is shining. I have coffee in hand and lemon yogurt in tummy. The floor is once more covered in black dog hair, and the laundry seems endless. My office is slowly taking shape: it was pulled apart, over…
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The Depths of Human Stubbornness

I’m going to talk about racism today. I promise, it’s relevant to the title. And to writing, even. It’s easy (for some of us) to turn racism into an abstract discussion. To forget that there are real people being affected….
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Politics in SFF

I wrote this post in June of 2016 and never posted it, for whatever reason. It’s now December 2016, and it seems even more relevant than six months ago. I honestly don’t recall if I went to the convention I…
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