The Business of Writing: Promoting Authors and Friends

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Spreading the love is an important part of the writing process. Continue reading

A Glimpse Behind the Curtain of @midnight

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@midnight comedians Chris Hardwick, Paul F. Tompkins, Jen Kirkman, and Mike Lawrence entertained me for an hour last Wednesday, at no cost to me. Continue reading

Three Years, Three Different Experiences: The Magic of Seattle’s Geek Girl Con

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The ‘Little Convention That Could’ gets the best buzz as women and girls are given a safe space to share old passions and discover new ones. Continue reading

Making Geek Music: My Favorite Nerdy Songsters

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Instead of songs about bad relationships or drug use, they write geek music about Pokemon and Star Trek. Continue reading

Women in Web Series: Making a Sandwich and Eating it Too

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Whatever the female equivalent of bromance is, these web series have it in buckets. Continue reading

Celebromancy and the Price of Fame: Michael Underwood Writes Again

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Michael Underwood stops by to share the origin story of Celebromancy, why having a bisexual main character was so important to him, and what’s next for Ree. Continue reading

YA REWIND: Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger

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Today on YA Rewind, author Gail Carriger joins me for a chat about her new young adult novel, Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School Book One). We talk about her literary influences, what appealed to her about a teenage protagonist, and why Mademoiselle Geraldine’s Finishing Academy for Young Ladies of Quality floats above the moors. Continue reading

Geek Girl Con II: Behind the Table

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Last week I road-tripped with a couple of friends from Los Angeles to Seattle, cramming the trip into a couple of days so we’d make it in time for the second annual GeekGirlCon. I have to say, it was a different beast than last year’s convention. The organization went up about five levels, the location was more centralized and in the actual downtown part of the city, and the scope in general was beyond what you might expect from a con only in its second year.

But it was a completely different experience for me, since this year I decided to go as an exhibitor. Continue reading

The Power of Nostalgia: Interview With the Author of Geekomancy

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In Geekomancy, forthcoming from Pocket Books, author Michael Underwood introduces us to Rhiannon “Ree” Reyes, a barista-slash-screenwriter-slash-geek who discovers the ability to turn science fiction and fantasy props into actual power and pick up super skills from watching TV. With barely a glance over her shoulder, Ree jumps into a world where Magic cards are actually magic, strangers from Faerie hang out in bars, and Aberrant Muses encourage suicides so the Duke of Pwn can get their souls. Continue reading