• Monstrously good! [video] - A monster video for a monstrously good book! But if you want to make sure you get a delicious, illustrated hardcover, you should pre-order now, because pandemic supply-chain issues.
  • Wednesday October 13, 7 pm: Les Bailey Writers Series, Saint Martin’s University - If you're in or near Lacey WA on Wednesday 13 October, come and hear me in conversation with Kelley Eskridge talking about using fiction to change the world.
  • I haz a ramp! - I have a ramp! And it's better than a platform lift because I can still use it when the power goes out.
  • Kitten Report #19: Sad, abandoned, lost and betrayed! [photos] - We've been with Charlie and George 24/7 since we adopted them in August 2019. The thought of leaving them for nine days without being able to explain to them that we were coming back was...not thrilling.
  • Enter to win a copy of Spear! - From Shelf Awareness, Spear is the Galley Love Of the Week: Nicola Griffith (Hild) draws on legend, myth and history to create Spear, a...
  • Travel in the time of Covid - Travel in the time of Covid is worse in some ways than pre-pandemic travel, and weirdly better in others. And—miracles!—many summer flowers were still in bloom when we got home.
  • Season of change - I love autumn. For me it’s a season of change—slightly melancholy but also, always, deeply and fundamentally exciting. To me autumn is...
  • When accidents become icons - Most explanations for the nimbus on Celtic crosses are Just-So stories. Now there's a much better explanation.
  • More on the enamel pin for Spear - Image description: A round enamel pin in the shape of a red shield with raised rim and embossed rivets held between a...
  • Happy Birthday to Kelley - Today is Kelley’s birthday. Once again I feel so glad we met and that she took a chance on me. She is...