Hello there! It’s that time of year here in the United States–Thanksgiving. A lot of friends and family are talking about gratitude this week and that is a Big Good Thing. In my own fashion, I have some geeky thanks to give. While nerdy hobbies, pop culture and TV and movies may not seem important, I …

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I’m so pleased to bring readers this interview with Angela Pneuman, writing teacher extraordinaire, and author of the recently released and critically acclaimed Lay It on My Heart. Here’s what Angela had to say when I asked her about the book, her other work and her approach to teaching and writing …. KC: Your debut …

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As a writer, a friend, a person, a student, and an employee, I tend to give a lot of thought to honesty; what it means, whether it’s a good idea or a bad idea, and how I feel about it. To get started, let’s define “honesty.” Honesty is generally accepted as the antithesis of lying, …

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I’m a big Rainbow Rowell fan and it’s lovely to see her writing in the fantasy genre so she can join the ranks of the speculative fiction aficionados among us. Her latest book, Carry On, is particularly interesting because it’s based on the novel-within-a-novel from her highly successful Fangirl. For anyone who has been living …

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I’m in the middle of reading books by women for a year and it’s a struggle to find comic books which fall within this definition. According to Bleeding Cool, in April 2015, only 17.6% of DC’s writers were women. Only 8.9% of Marvel’s writers were women from the same month and year. With my comic …

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British Summer Time ended on October 31st . This was, for me, more of a trick than a treat because I was still waiting for summer to start. I hate having to get up in the dark: I tell myself it’ll be cold, I don’t need to get up right now; I’ll function better if I …

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If anyone goes into fandoms, there is one fandom that always seems to pop up on the internet. It was also the fandom that first drew me into fandom studies. A fandom that has a gif for everything (no, really they do) and more ship pairings between the 4 central characters than even seems possible. …

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A few months back, I wrote about a few of the many Pagan-friendly ebooks which are available for free, or very inexpensively.* Such books can be a great way for readers to discover new writers, and for writers to attract new readers. Well, I have since discovered a few more (I can’t help it; I’m …

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At some point, between running a one-day comic convention for my library and hosting a Doctor Who party at the launch of the new season, I realized that I’m not categorically a “young adult” librarian. And most of the time patrons wouldn’t recognize me acting as the assistant director, since I am usually running a …

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I am not an anime expert; but, I do watch a lot of anime. For those of you who have not caught on to anime yet – anime is  a Japanese style of animation, featuring big-eyed characters many with brightly colored hair. The origin of anime dates back to the ’80s and the show Astro …

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