The Invisible Woman

The other day a German man asked me “Why do you think German women don’t code?” The question threw me because, well, my knowledge of recent German culture is pretty well restricted to the works of Rammstein, Wir Sind Helden and Nena. But the question...

What’s in a name?

I am TERRIBLE with names. Not just remembering the names people introduce themselves with but also coming up with character names and titles for stories. In general I like to use Finnish names because they’re at least somewhat different from the norm in the...

Come on ride the train

My amazing friend Karen asked me to join her on the blog train and after a little pretend-humble grumbling I decided to do it. The point of this particular blog train is to get writers (and in some cases magazines) talking about writing and their process. As my writer...