The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

There should be more books like The Bear and the Nightingale. Lots of them. It is beautiful, and a joy to read. Maybe I’m just a sucker for fantasies packed full of myths and legends. Maybe the Russian origins of this folklore charmed me.

Return from ConFusion

This past weekend was ConFusion, which somehow lured me into those strange lands around Detroit. I had a great time and met so many fantastic authors and fans. Here are a few post-con thoughts:

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 …

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 …

The Blue Knight and the New Year

    Look, the Blue Knight is a symbol, okay? This is totally art and it symbolizes how we’re going to go all “L” shaped on the new year. Yeah, running at 2016 like some cracked up bishop didn’t get the job done. 2017? Totally sending in the knights. It’s …

The Blazing Star by Imani Josey

Portal Fantasies. They take modern regular people and put them in crazy fantasy lands. You know, kinda like Labyrinth where some kids go into a magic place to see David Bowie in fantastically tight pants.

The Fifth Season

Ok, look. I haven’t done book reviews on this blog for a while. The reason is that as I move around in the publishing community, I’m meeting a lot of authors. It gets awkward talking about books written by people I have met or MIGHT meet. So, don’t think of …