a brief apology

So. Guess who's an idiot? It's me. There were some problems with forwarding my exploringtheattic emails to my primary email, so I haven't been seeing emails sent to this blog's contact address in a while. Whoops! The forwarding has been fixed, I feel like a moron, and I apologize to everyone who sent me an … Continue reading a brief apology

All I Want For Christmas Is a Better Goodreads

If I could get a present from the internet this year, I would want a Goodreads that allows for more finely-tuned tracking of the books I've read. Options like "I read this book more than once this year" would be a great start. A separate track for tracking audiobooks that puts them in the aggregate … Continue reading All I Want For Christmas Is a Better Goodreads

2017: the year of shopping the stash

2017 is around the corner, and I've decided on my new year's resolution. This year, I'm going to shop my stash. This morning I put my "Fly to the World from JAPAN // TRAVELER'S FACTORY" medallion on my Traveler's Notebook. But first I had to find it, which meant mounting a search since I'd forgotten where … Continue reading 2017: the year of shopping the stash

why thinking is a good idea, even when you’re excited

Argh. So. Yesterday I made UNFOLD available for preorder through Amazon.com. EXCITING TIMES!!!!!  aAnd because it's a sequel, I decided to list it and its predecessor, FOLD, as part of a series, which I chose to call Kitsune Tales. A search for "kitsune tales" in Amazon showed no similar series titles before the fold. However, … Continue reading why thinking is a good idea, even when you’re excited

UNFOLD is available for preorder!

A little over a year ago, I took the leap and published FOLD via Amazon's Kindle Direct Publishing. Here's the description: When baby Kumiko was dying, her father begged the spirits in the forest to save her life. But years later, when a festival comes to the palace, the teenage princess escapes the confines of … Continue reading UNFOLD is available for preorder!

WARFAER

Starting to bubble on my next book, involving gamers, VR, and the lines between fiction and reality, and realized I need to create an in-book MMORPG for my protag to play and react to. Don't want to get into too many details, as things are still formulating, but I've decided to call it WarFaer. The … Continue reading WARFAER

Bargaining tips: faerie edition 

​This week, I started watching the BBC miniseries adaptation of Susannah Clarke’s Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell. I started the book shortly after it came out but never finished it – it was a little too historical and Jane Austen-y for my taste. Which is to say: I love movies based on Austen’s books, but never much … Continue reading Bargaining tips: faerie edition 

finishing a novel: unfold has finally unfolded

Unfold is finished. I have to say, when I wrote FOLD last year I never expected to write a sequel. And it feels like I've been working on this book forever, probably because the world isn't new to me. But it hasn't really been long at all - I started putting words down in May, … Continue reading finishing a novel: unfold has finally unfolded

Lifelag: jetlag without the jet 

Anyone who's traveled east on a plane knows about jetlag. But did you ever feel the effects of jetlag in everyday life? Tired, sluggish, feeling like the world around you is going too fast? I'm calling it lifelag.  I'm finding myself almost constantly in that mental state these days, thanks mostly to all the job changes I've … Continue reading Lifelag: jetlag without the jet 

Charles Ottavio Sasso // In Memoriam

When I was in high school, I had the world’s biggest crush on Chuck Sasso. I mean, really, who wouldn’t? That perfect hair, those gorgeous eyes, the adorably self-deprecating smile and a laugh like I’ve never heard before or since. Every time I saw him, the litany would start up in my head: notice me, … Continue reading Charles Ottavio Sasso // In Memoriam