Impossible Dream

November 26th, 2022 I tried several times to NOT write this book. Let me start at the beginning: I wanted to write something to celebrate my tenth year of publishing in 2023. I was trying to think of a way to get all my characters in one place. Let me tell you what I didn’tContinue reading “Impossible Dream”

Season of a Thousand Nice Moments

November 19th, 2022 For the last time this season, I get to thank the best community in the universe for being the best. Out of all the exchanges I had today, a unique one stays with me. A woman in her seventies walked by my table. I asked her if she read. She glanced quicklyContinue reading “Season of a Thousand Nice Moments”

To fill or burst, to break or bury, or wear as jewelry

November 18th, 2022 I’m reading a book called The Gift by Lewis Hyde and have a longer essay forthcoming, but I wanted to write a little on it before my last table gig of the year, tomorrow morning at Valley Creek Mall in Woodbury. The Gift is about (spoiler alert, I am so sorry) gifts.Continue reading “To fill or burst, to break or bury, or wear as jewelry”

Gratitude For Fall Tour ’22

November 15th, 2022 Encore? ENCORE!! First, I want to thank everyone who came to any (or all!) of the dates on my Fall Tour 2022. I was able to do a full week’s worth of appearances this season, and I met (or reunited with) hundreds of you delightful people. Every event was a success inContinue reading “Gratitude For Fall Tour ’22”

Twin Cities Con 2022 Recap

November 13th, 2022 “It’s so nice to finally meet you in real life!” There are a thousand thinkpieces out there about how to cure the internet and the problem of being very online; the solution has always been conventions. Being at a convention is a special kind of feeling at home. The amount of kindnessContinue reading “Twin Cities Con 2022 Recap”

Twin Cities Con ’22 Highlight

November 12th, 2022 I’ll do an entire Twin Cities Con weekend recap tomorrow night, but I am exhausted; I’m also exhilarated to be able to do it all over again, one more time, tomorrow. I just wanted to share this photo from one of the two panels I got lucky enough to be a partContinue reading “Twin Cities Con ’22 Highlight”

Twin Cities Con Panel News!

November 11th, 2022 So! Some exciting news! First of all: how are you? Good, or sorry to hear that. Secondly: I’ve been asked to participate in not one, but TWO panels at Twin Cities Con on Saturday! The first is called Creating Believable Pseudo-Science. It’s @ 2 pm in Rm 202. The second is calledContinue reading “Twin Cities Con Panel News!”

Twin Cities Con 2022 This Weekend!!

November 9th, 2022 It’s only a little over 24 hours until Twin Cities Con 2022 begins! I’ll be there ALL weekend to talk my work, your work, nerd stuff, geek things and, if none of that sounds good to you, the weather. That weather. I’ll have all of my books available! I’ll have 20 limitedContinue reading “Twin Cities Con 2022 This Weekend!!”

Admission of Hypocritical Guilt

October 30th, 2022 I completed my self-assigned course on the history of philosophy tonight, and as I turned the last pages in the final book of my “class,” my stomach did a turn, as well. I made a terrible realization. I’ve written about philosophy several times lately; namely, how stupid it is. This is whyContinue reading “Admission of Hypocritical Guilt”