Category Archives: Life

Princess Leia and Hazel-Rah

I don’t remember when I first picked up my parents’ copy of Watership Down. For sure it was before the fifth grade, because that’s the year I tried to push it on a friend of mine. In what is an … Continue reading

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If you’re trying to reach me…

…this week (or if you sent me an e-mail this week or last), my apologies. I have some communications queued up to respond to but I am super-busy this week trying to prepare Love Match book 1 to send to … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

To all my American friends, hope this is a lovely day of enjoying friends and family and food and maybe taking a short break from fighting to keep the world from sliding into the abyss. We will be making a … Continue reading

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Things Dogs Remind Us Of

It’s so easy to make a dog happy with just a pat and a “Good boy” or “Good girl.” People are (generally) more complicated, but it’s also easy to make people happy with a kind word. Just a little reminder to … Continue reading

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If You’d Told Me…

There are so many things in my life now that I never would have believed if someone had told me years ago. They range from the life-changing (“you’re making a living with your writing”) to the silly (“sometimes you give … Continue reading

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Best Disney/Pixar Movie?

You can guess which movie partly inspired this post, but the other part of the inspiration came from two of my favorite reviews: a commentary on the social message, and a review from a very smart author and film critic. You’ll … Continue reading

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Friendship vs. Romance (yes, Zootopia again)

[MINOR SPOILERS BUT COME ON, SERIOUSLY, NOT REALLY] So the big question after Zootopia ends–well, one of the big questions–is “what kind of ‘partners’ are Nick and Judy now?” People will point to the fox’s “you know you love me” … Continue reading

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Zootopia and Subtlety

I’m thinking about Zootopia a lot lately, so that’s what you get a post on. I’m going to preface this by saying that there are a lot of reviews that praise its subtlety; I’m not picking this topic because it’s a … Continue reading

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Oscar Best Pics

The Oscars are about to start, and I still didn’t get my review of the Best Picture nominees up. Mostly that’s because we just saw the last one, Room, last night. But I thought this was an interesting year because … Continue reading

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A Christmas Wish

It’s been a little hard to get into the Christmas spirit this year. Mostly it’s because I’ve been busier than usual, with a new dog and a bunch of deadlines hitting me around the end of the month, so I haven’t … Continue reading

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