“It’s a barbarity that clarity is a rarity.”

News: the Fire paperback is coming out on January 25, 2011 and is available now for pre-order on Amazon and BN.com. I don’t have any timing information regarding Bitterblue, but I promise to post it here once I do. So, my subject heading is a line of dialogue I enjoyed from last week’s episode of… Read more »

The Story of My Vacation (In Books and Music)

Here’s the story of my vacation: I went to Prince Edward Island. Now I’m back. la la la la la Hey, listen, I am not a travel writer, okay? Actually, I do expect to have some things to say about the trip, but I’m waiting for the pictures from my photographer, also known as my… Read more »

“Angel’s just feeling a little off… and… he’s not in the mood to… you know… butcher a camel.”

So, I’ve still got those posts I want to write about writing, and I have a little time tonight… but I just don’t have the brainpower or the heart. Or, rather, I do have the heart, but it’s otherwise occupied. Brain, though: definitely absent. In the meantime, in the world of the Internets, books, and… Read more »

Frankie, Alpha, Matthew, Names, Power, and Squee

December 14, 2007 To: Headmaster Richmond and the Board of Directors, Alabaster Preparatory Academy I, Frankie Landau-Banks, hereby confess that I was the sole mastermind behind the mal-doings of the Loyal Order of the Basset Hounds. So opens one of my favorite books of all time, The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart…. Read more »

In Which I ♥ My Field (and My Friends)

1. The following is an email exchange between Becca, Amanda, Jess, and me. Me: Guys! I sprained my ass on the flying trapeze. Now I’m sitting on a cold compress.Becca: I read “cold compress” as “golden compass” and was considerably puzzled. Golden compass explanation. 2. The following is an email exchange between Mike and me…. Read more »