Strong female characters

It’s funny how it seems every author – male or female – who writes strong, active female characters gets asked the same question over and over again; why/how do you write such strong female characters? The question in itself is a little bit absurd....

Something Awesome: BAMF Girls Club

What would happen if Buffy Summers, Hermoine Granger, Katniss Everdeen, Michonne from the Walking Dead (does she even have a last name?), Lisbeth Salander and Bella Swan moved in together in a Big Brother style house? Well, hilarity for starters. Not only is this a...

Anti-Caturday: Is That a Barrel in Your Eye?

Barreleyes are an odd family of fish. Their name comes from their protruding eyes. What makes the eyes odd is the fact that they’re housed inside a transparent soft-tissue. Beyond it is where its skull starts. This is because they can apparently swivel their...

There She Was Just Walking Down the Street

Sexual harassment and especially personal stories of sexual harassment have been doing the rounds in the blogosphere lately and so I thought I’d add my own voice to the chorus. In many ways I’ve been very lucky; I’ve never really had a really bad...