• Random

    Digital Libraries

    If you’re lucky enough, your county’s library system might have a “digital library” or a website where you can check out eBooks (usually with DRM applied).  I have a library card from my previous residence (on the West Coast), and…

  • Pop Culture Crap,  Writing

    Oh hell no!

      Oh no no no no no.  NO.  I read the following paragraph a few days ago and saw red: That said, it does seem counterintuitive to advocate that there be less sex in YA and I worry that people…

  • Writing

    Unhappy Endings

    I’m sure you’ve all heard of the Divergent saga.  You’ve probably heard of the films, but they were based on a trilogy by Veronica Roth.  The premise – teenage girl lives in heavily segregated post-apocalyptic Chicago, learns to fit in with…

  • Book Updates

    On writing tough things

    So I need to get back to writing.  I really do.  I did do some work on Nemesis yesterday, but then got sidetracked into doing a related side-project.  In Nemesis, the main character, Tara, is captured by the US government and is…

  • Politics

    Hey snobs – you’re on notice!

    One of the things that pleases me greatly about this past election is the complete and utter repudiation of the snobs in our society.  You know.  The ones that live in big cities and on either coasts.  Some of them…