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 →


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 →

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 →

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 →

A traitor to my people? My trip to the Traveler’s Factory Store

Today I set off on my own to find the magical and elusive Traveler's Factory in Kami-meguro, Tokyo. It involved boarding a train line I'd never taken before, and true to form I did get a little turned around. I found the place eventually, though, and feasted my eyes in real life on what I'd... Continue Reading →

greetings from japan!

Phew! We've only been here a few days, but we've been jam-packing them with adventures! Follow along for a so-far recap. DAYS 1-2 (FRIDAY/SATURDAY): TRAVEL We left home around 03:30 on Friday 5/27 to get to the airport for 04:00, hoping to beat the TSA lines we've all been hearing about. While bringing a suitcase... Continue Reading →

one last book for 2015?

I'll admit it - I'm struggling to get through MOONWISE before 2015 ends, because it's not the kind of book I can read with distractions around. Anywhere. Which makes it difficult at this time of year. But I'm determined to finish it, because 50 books in 2015 just sounds so awesome. If you're in need... Continue Reading →

lazy days of december

I don't know what it is about this month, but in all the hubbub and bustle before the holidays, I just want to take it easy. I'm finding it tough to work on anything - word count on BotBK has been zero for three weeks, though that was partially due to having been sick. And I... Continue Reading →

going viral

And not in the good way. I've been meaning to post more regularly, but this never-ending cold has pulled me away from normalcy. Everything seems faded, distant, like I'm looking - and reacting - through a cloud of carded wool. I keep having to remind myself that it's OK to be sick, and that when... Continue Reading →

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