Speak His Name: RIP Sir Terry

Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken? ~Going Postal Sir Terry Pratchett, creator of the Discworld series, died today. He was not that old, but he had been sick for a … Continue reading

A Legacy of Inspiration

Today, my issue of the Winter KMT magazine (an international, popular Egyptology periodical) arrived. Glancing casually at the cover on my way to the kitchen, I was startled and horrified to see a cover-story “Remembering Dr Barbara Mertz”. This is … Continue reading


So, there’s this hashtag that’s been going around Twitter for a few days now, #DiversityInSFF. It’s great, a place where people are talking about the need for greater and greater levels of diversity (both of characters and of authors) in … Continue reading

Unruly Characters

No one is as unruly as Bugs and Daffy. I was recently reminded of this clip on AbsoluteWrite. I’ve seen that particular Bugs Bunny/Daffy Duck skit before, but I had never considered it in the context of being a writer. … Continue reading

On Christmas Presents

I hope everyone got everything they wanted for Christmas and had some good quality Christmas partying with their loved ones too. It was a bit quiet here in the author’s household, but I did get some nice presents from my … Continue reading