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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

What a great year, in so many ways. For me. For some friends of mine, it was awful. I hope for a better year for everyone who wants a redo—and for those of us who were lucky enough to spend most of it happy. A special shout-out to the folks at A Room of One’s […]

I love giving readings.

I love giving readings.

Had a blast reading at the Pinney Mini Book Fest on Saturday. It was mini, indeed, but I love the feeling of Madison events—that sense that there’s a heck of a lot of interesting thinking going on beneath a homey Midwestern surface. I indulged myself by reading one of the alternate openings for The Halcyon […]

Your grandmother counts

Your grandmother counts

Here’s this week’s post for the Badass Women in History node…I encourage you to submit articles, links, oral histories and so forth! So you’ve heard about this Web Node for Badass Women in History, and you’d like to submit something, but you can’t think of anyone. We would like to encourage you to think back […]

WisCon Saturday

WisCon Saturday

A few of the reasons I love WisCon: It has all the nice people, all of them. There’s a bathroom labeled “any gender.” Fans, authors, and artists mix freely and exchange ideas more or less respectfully. People get ideas at panels and act on them. It is responsible for my professional career in many ways; […]