I’m a non-binary person, assigned female at birth. Forever queer ––in both gender and sexuality–– I’m happy with pretty much any pronouns, though I mostly go by she or they. And I am not (just) pro-choice. In the late 1980s, I did clinic defense, escorting frightened people ––some couples, some on their own–– past screaming, self-righteous bands … Read More » about I Am Not (Just) Pro-Choice
What a shitty day. It was roasting hot outside, I was sweating, and my bike had gotten a flat tire en route home from work. And before that, I’d had to stop some stupid assholes from harassing the houseless guy that panhandled in front of the game store. People being jerks seemed to be on the rise. Plus, I was hangry. Ignoring my growling stomach, I pushed my way into the bathroom down the hall. The house felt empty. Housemates were all still at work. That was good. I could use a little quiet. I splashed cold water on my face in the cracked white basin, and reached, half blindly, for the bright orange towel. It moved. I swore it did. Don’t be a doofus, Candy. I grabbed the towel and … Read More » about The Day the Magic Fox Appeared
Books I Like
I’ve loved urban fantasy since Charles deLint was called urban fantasy! I guess his stories are now officially “contemporary fantasy” but, whatever. Here are two urban fantasy books I’ve read recently that I think you’ll like. Ria's Web of Lies: Ria Miller & the Monsters Book 1 by Nigel Henry “MY NIGHT STARTS out on a rooftop. Whose rooftop, I'm not exactly sure. I am sure that it's your typical New York City blacktop in the middle of your typical New York City summer. Which means it's hot as balls.” Ria Miller is a tough and funny teen. She’s on that NYC rooftop, with her parents in position down below, because they’re out hunting … Read More » about Urban Fantasy
…and Other Things
T. Thorn Coyle’s Witches of Portland Series Spoiler Alert: Awesome! Coyle’s ability to tell a fun and lovely tale that unexpectedly deals with challenging themes is a gem worth reading. I truly needed a feel good book about the real world and our real problems. It’s exciting for me to get to write such a truly positive review. Cannot wait for the next book! Read the rest of this great review at Patheos. … Read More » about A Great Review!