Load Up Your E-Reader Sale

Maybe you picked up your first Kindle this year at Christmas. A relative who knows very well that you love books decided to gift you a Kobo or the stray Nook. You stared at the thing with a strained smile. You’ve always loved paper books, and can’t imagine reading on this glowing digital monstrosity. Or … Read more

Magic Wand Giveaway

This actual magic wand is 9 1/2 inches of buckthorn harvested from the felled monstrosity in my back yard. It’s a lovely decorative piece, and perfect for the occasional Wingardium leviosa as long as you’re VERY careful.

CONvergence 2017 Announcement

An invite for CONvergence 2017 arrived the other day, and I’m super excited about it. CONvergence is a fantastic convention up in Bloomington, MN, and this year it’s July 6-9. *checks watch* *checks watch again* *checks calendar* *scowls at the snow covering the ground outside the window* I don’t know my panel schedule yet, but badge … Read more

CONFusion 2017 Schedule

Two weeks till CONFusion! I’m really looking forward to this convention and if you’re there, I WANT TO MEET YOU. Here’s my schedule as it stands: Friday, 7:00pm – Defying Gravity – Too often we see new writers compared to Neil Gaiman or Margaret Atwood for purposes of marketing. Standing in the shadow of greatness can be … Read more

UMTYMP Test Tips for Parents and Students

The University of Minnesota Talented Youth Math Program (UMTYMP) is one of the most coveted programs for Minnesota kids who are interested in math and parents who really, really want their kids to be good at math. UMTYMP has a notoriously difficult entrance exam, and the better prepared your kid is, the better chance they have … Read more