Video: Why cartoon characters curse like this

You know how in cartoons the way cursing is represented with symbols like @*#%!$? Ever wonder why? This surprisingly interesting video from vox goes into the history of that convention. They even have a name: grawlixes. I’d say this was four minutes worth your...
Cover Reveal: The Thorning Ceremony

Cover Reveal: The Thorning Ceremony

I’m pleased to share with you the cover for my just-about-to-be-released book The Thorning Ceremony. Drum roll…. Ta da! The Thorning Ceremony is a standalone prequel to The Western Lands and All That Really Matters series, and takes place about three years...

Praying Geese, Scissors, and Respectful Punning

Five things I’ve learned (or reconfirmed) since we last spoke:You can shear a whole sheep with scissors if you have to. The haircut isn’t as bold as with electric shears, but when the sheep isn’t well, shears are stressful and scissors are not....

Should I Read Fewer Books This Year?

I’ve been thinking about reading recently, as I haven’t been doing a lot of it the past few weeks, and Goodreads always sets a challenge for books to read at the start of the year. What I’ve been pondering is, should I read less? To someone who reads...

Cover reveal: The Star of Whatever

The Star of Whatever, the second book in my series The Western Lands and All That Really Matters launches, in a week so I’ll be sharing a couple of extra emails leading up to that. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to bring you the next part of Princess...