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More Power Than God

Show of hands: who watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer? Angel? I honestly think that Buffy is one of the reasons why paranormal romance became a thing, so thank god for Buffy! Buzzfeed has an interesting post today that ranks 117 Buffyverse characters (from both Buffy and Angel). I don’t know if I agree with all…

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

As 2013 comes to a close and I reflect back on the year, I have to say ’13 didn’t live up to its reputation. This year was a good year. Although I’d hoped to be further along in my ultimate plan—writing full-time—I’m happy with the progress I’ve made. I took steps towards getting published and…

X marks the spot

Location, location, location

They say it’s the most important thing in real estate. Buy the worst house in the best neighbourhood you can afford, because you can always renovate the house. How about in writing? Does it matter? Does it matter to you as a reader? For me, yes and no. As an author, I like my locales…

The Neatest Thing I’ve Read Today (December 11, 2013)

This might be the neatest thing I’ve ever read. Scientists may have figured out a way to repair damage from traumatic brain injuries (via io9). They inserted neural implants into brain-damaged rats (poor rats) to see if they could reconnect the damaged areas artificially. . . and they did! The researchers left this running continuously…

Audibly Inspiring: Until It Breaks

I haven’t done a post in this category for awhile. It’s time! I recently picked up Linkin Park’s new remix album Recharged. There are some great songs on the album. One of them, a remix of Until It Breaks (linked above), decided to attach itself to a character in a new contemporary romance series I’m…

So, about that reading slump. . .

Since I lamented about not reading enough back in June, I started tracking my books read in Goodreads. That site has a community reading challenge thing and back in the spring, I set myself a goal of reading 15 books this year. I’d been reading so infrequently up until then that I thought reading 15…