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Who Needs Sleep? You Can Describe it to Me Some Time.

June 29, 2012 by


“There is an old saying that those who eat toasted cheese at night will dream of Lucifer. The author of Wuthering Heights has evidently eaten toasted cheese.” — from a review of Wuthering Heights in 1848  So lately I’ve been dreaming even more than usual (which is also code for sleeping even less than usual), […]

7 x 5 ≠ > 2

June 28, 2012 by


It’s quite difficult to reduce the story of seven characters across five books into a one or two page synopsis. In the end I decided to start from scratch (instead of building from the one I wrote for the first book) and approach it from a direction of cheerfully screwing over half my characters. This […]

Don’t Stop Unless Aardvark

June 27, 2012 by


Do you ever do that thing where you wake up in the night to write something just to get it the hell out of your head and in the morning you pick it up — surprised by its very existence — and there’s two paragraphs of something that’s touching and brilliant and you’re really a […]

Tempus Edax Rerum

June 26, 2012 by


The universe is poking fun at me right now. Actually, pretty much everybody I complain to is poking fun at me right now. I keep saying, I’m leaving the country in three weeks! And they say, Yes. Awesome. And I say, I am so close to finishing the second book of PATH I could spit […]

Six. Seven. Eight, Nine, Ten. I Want the Weekend Again.

June 25, 2012 by


One, Two, Three, Four, I declare a Time War Five, Six, Seven, Eight, The Daleks will exterminate Nine, Ten, Eleven, Twelve, The Doctor died and Silence fell Twelve, Eleven, Ten, Nine, There he goes back in time Eight, Seven, Six, Five, The saddest word is ‘Alive’ Four, Three, Two, One, Grab her hand and whisper, “RUN!” […]

Embrace the LEGO Lifestyle

June 22, 2012 by


Arkem: Hey, Kandace. Me: Hello, you! You are on my to-do list for today! Arkem: How exciting. Me: Well… not that I need to do you. That would be a little wrong. But things. Things with you. Arkem: Moving in the right direction. But not quite out of the dodgy woods yet. Me: Right. We […]

Bear! Everyone Play Dead!

June 21, 2012 by


I think we should all take this as a lesson. Don’t tease bears. It’s not nice.  


June 20, 2012 by


This.   No, really. Go. Click the squares. Actually, wait. Don’t. Do you have a minute? Okay. Is your boss anywhere nearby? Might want to do something about that… Okay. Are your speakers on? Right. Now. Click the squares.  

We’re All Just People Making Choices

June 19, 2012 by


I keep writing these really dodgy things lately and then look at them and thinking, What? Today one of my characters thought: The opposition didn’t need names. And then I thought, That’s appalling. Of course they need names. Taking away their names, not honouring them with that identity — it’s dehumanising. You turn a person […]

Coffee Smells Like Freshly Ground Heaven*

June 18, 2012 by


A few years ago, for perfectly valid reasons and not at all because I am unreasonably curious, I surveyed about a hundred of my closest friends and family regarding their eating habits. I wanted to know whether they drank, what they were allergic to, but also what they just plain didn’t like. And it was […]