Worldcon!

Worldcon is almost upon us and I have my schedule! And it is such a good schedule! Come up and see me! Speed crafting – session 1 Format: Workshop15 Aug 2019, Thursday 15:30 – 17:20, Warehouse Art Demo Area (Point Square Dublin) It’s like speed dating for...

Fiction Recommendations

A few weeks ago I did a recommendations list of the non-fiction books I’d read lately and I threatened to do the same for fiction books. Today is the day. These are all books I’ve read recently and loved. Kingdom of Needle and Boneby Mira Grant One of Mira Grant’s...

Tendinitis!

I’m down with tendinitis! This time it’s happily only my right thumb and index finger that are affected but regardless I have been ordered off all computers for a few days more. This means that you won’t be getting a proper blog post today. But since...
Confliction

Confliction

At the beginning of this month, I got myself an AWS Developer certification. For the non-IT-people reading this, that means that Amazon says that I am qualified to develop software on their services. And I gotta say, I feel conflicted about that. Let’s back up a...
Down for the count

Down for the count

I’ve been dealing with a particularly sticky case of a headcold and I’m falling behind on everything, including my blog posts. So, instead, have the glorious rendition of Much Ado About Nothing with David Tennant and Catherine Tate, in my less than humble...
Non-fiction recommendations

Non-fiction recommendations

It’s been a while since I recommended books and there have been so many good books lately! And because I can’t help myself, you’re getting them in two parts, with non-fiction leading the way and fiction to follow next week! Burnout: The Secret to...
Halfway!

Halfway!

The year is now halfway over! OMG! How did this happen? I am not ready for it to be July yet! But, since time has yet to consult me on how fast it ought to be moving, I figure it’s helpful to gather all the things I’ve gotten done in one place. Partially for...
Clarion Write-a-thon

Clarion Write-a-thon

As I’ve done a few times before, I am taking part in this year’s Clarion Write-a-thon. Should you, dear reader, feel inclined to, you can support my efforts here. More on my individual efforts later, but first: What is Clarion? Clarion is a six-week...
A novel from the beginning to the middle

A novel from the beginning to the middle

A few of people lately have expressed interest in just how I’ve gone from idea to the draft that is fast approaching, if not finished, at least the midpoint that I’ll start sending around to agents and possibly editors. Early journey When I started...
Goblinfruit

Goblinfruit

One of the most useful things that I got out of Clarion as a writer is the concept of goblinfruit. The concept came to us from the brilliant Nalo Hopkinson, who talked about one of her favorite poems, Christina Rosetti’s Goblin Market, which absolutely everyone should...