Gimbling in the Wabe – Tangible Authors

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I am an extremely lucky person.  At times when I am feeling particularly magnanimous, I would even say that I am blessed. I live in an existence where I am surrounded by books.  I own books, I can download books electronically, I have a library nearby where I can not only check out books but [….]

Gimbling in the Wabe – To Read or Not to Read: What Really is the Question?

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We’ve all seen the adage, “So many books, so little time!”  I myself find this to be so very true – there are indeed many, many wonderful books available to most of us, too many to be read in one lifetime.  So where does someone who loves books draw the line?  How do we gauge [….]

LitStack Rec: The Pretty Girl & Boneshaker

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The Pretty Girl, a novella and stories, by Debra Spark. In Spark’s 2012 collection, the puzzling and the deceptive abound—in Illusions, miniatures, stories hidden in pictures—especially in pictures. These inhabit the lives of Spark’s characters as mysteries of a familiar nature: hidden family histories, missed opportunities with those who are closest, and the unknowability of [….]

Tor Books Inks Deals With Two SciFi/Fantasy Powerhouses

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We adore her and couldn’t be happier for our friend, Queen of steampunk and all around grand writer, Cherie Priest. Priest announced on her blog that she has scored a deal for two more books published by Tor. MORE STEAMPUNK? No. Fiddlehead will wrap up the major arc of The Clockwork Century, and you’ll see that one this [….]

Thoughts from the Editor: Shabby Chic Writing

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You may not know it, but one of my many obsessions is home decorating. I stalk blogs, I learn and I apply that small bit of knowledge to doing my best to improve our little place. It’s addictive. Very. Being a good little Southern girl in my, well, thirtysomethings, I’ve discovered that my tastes and [….]