thx

January 12th, 2023 Hi. Marvel and I just wanted to thank everyone who reached out to us this week. It’s been a challenging one. I can’t even imagine going through something like this alone, because I was anything but: from all the family and friends who offered kind words and support, to co-workers who letContinue reading “thx”

The History of Sleeping Kitty Productions, Part I

December 23rd, 2022 “Why the sleeping cat?” There are questions I have been asked more than most others, and this is one of them. For as long as I’ve been releasing my work into the wild, I’ve been flying the banner of Sleeping Kitty Productions over, under and through it. It’s the name of myContinue reading “The History of Sleeping Kitty Productions, Part I”

A Kind Word & A Friendly Face

August 8th, 2022 “All they need is a kind word and a friendly face.” Kindness is like a thumb on a knot. I had a really insecure week. Not that the week wasn’t sure of what it was, but I’m not. I’ve just felt out of place and out of sorts, not myself, wobbly onContinue reading “A Kind Word & A Friendly Face”

Tell all your friends.

July 18th, 2022 This candid photo of two of my favorite animals is brought to you with a short PSA: The most important thing you can do to help your favorite independent writers and artists is to tell other people about them. This is most easily done with reviews on the internet. It’s free. SoContinue reading “Tell all your friends.”

a squirrel, a reality star, and my addiction

July 14th, 2022 If you know me even a little, you know that I think pop culture is important, and that I use it to make sense of our existence. The following is an ambitious use of popular culture to explain behavior that is not popular at all, but I really hope you’ll follow. I’veContinue reading “a squirrel, a reality star, and my addiction”

Bubbles For Hedgehogs

July 11th, 2022 I’m sorry. Lately I’ve been in self-promotion mode. (But, kids, we’re selling books, so it’s working.) I made the decision to release the two biggest books of my life within a month of each other; that is the bed I made, and I am stressfully, sleeplessly laying in it. But I doContinue reading “Bubbles For Hedgehogs”

Happy Brushfourth of July

July 4th, 2022 “Brushfire exists to reveal and respect the truths of the universe, and to protect and provide for all of its inhabitants.” I had to find a new way to celebrate the 4th of July, y’all. For most of the people I know, freedom — religious, personal or otherwise — does not existContinue reading “Happy Brushfourth of July”

I Squish You

June 26th, 2022 Have you ever squished a bug? I have. When the world feels way too big to fix, my mind starts thinking small, and bugs are very small. But they’re alive. They breathe and they eat and they think and they have families and they live lives. And we squish them. Wondering ifContinue reading “I Squish You”

Definition of Soul

June 24th, 2022 “So you believe in a soul?” she asked. “I do, but I have a complicated relationship with the word ‘soul’,” he said. “Do tell,” she said. “Well,” he started, “soul is a word that doesn’t actually mean anything. Like, if I say orange, you think of the color, or the fruit. ItContinue reading “Definition of Soul”

Plain & Friendly Too

June 15th, 2022 “He did not want to appear at a loss or to let his followers down. He decided that it would be best to be plain and friendly.” – Watership Down If this quote sounds familiar, it’s probably because I either told you what it means to me in real life, or youContinue reading “Plain & Friendly Too”