Cosplay Isn’t Just Dress-Up

Like all aspects of the geek universe, cosplay is gaining popularity. I first heard about it from Thing1 who absolutely wants to be a part of it. For that reason, I looked into it and, personally, find cosplay fascinating.

Female Klingon Warrior Cosplayer and I at 2012 ConCarolinas

Female Klingon Cosplayer and I at 2012 ConCarolinas

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Book Review: Thieves’ Quarry by D. B. Jackson

Thieves’ Quarry is the second novel in the Thieftaker Chronicles by D.B. Jackson. You can find my review of the first, Thieftaker, here.

Thieves' QuarryThieves’ Quarry by D.B. Jackson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Thieves’ Quarry is second in a series by D.B. Jackson featuring Ethan Kaille, a thieftaker in pre-Revolutionary Boston. Ethan is also a conjuror, which is helpful for his job, but the God-fearing public would just as soon hang him for a witch.

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8 Reasons to Read Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock Series

If you devour dark urban fantasy like a vampire slurps down a blood meal, you’ll love Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock series.


Jane is a vampire hunter for hire with the coolest motto I’ve ever heard: “Have stakes, will travel.” Jane is one of the more unusual characters in urban fantasy right now and each book in the series is multilayered and exciting. Don’t believe me? Check out this list.

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My Favorite SF/F Female Warrior Characters

Thursday’s announcement that the Pentagon has opened combat roles to women inspired me to list my favorite female warrior characters in scifi and fantasy books, tv, and film. These are the women, in no particular order, I’d want on my side in a battle.

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Panels: First Steps & First Chapter

One thing I regret about my ConCarolinas experience is not getting enough photos of the author panels.

Faith Hunter (aka Gwen Hunter) and I

What’s wrong with me?

Thank God my husband was paying attention and reminded me to get one with Faith Hunter. Honestly, I was so tongue-tied around her but my inner fangirl was screaming! Faith writes the Jane Yellowrock paranormal fantasy series and is a contributor to the group blog .

Alright. Alright. On to the writing goodies…

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