Category Archives: Commentary & Musing

Current Works

Big changes have come with our family’s move to Colorado Springs! I still haven’t fixed my tagline “…outcast of Colorado by temporary necessity…” because I feel like the wheels are still spinning. In the coming months I’ll be updating not … Continue reading

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Machete Order

Although I write SciFi and have been a Star Wars fan all my life, I had not heard of “Machete Order” until yesterday. It came up when a facebook friend asked what order her daughter should watch the Star Wars movies. I … Continue reading

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“Well, Crap.”

“Well, Crap.” This is a quote from one of my favorite pastors, Rev. Mark Pitton. The quote plays a significant role in the latest story from The Cities of Luna, Pastor Pastornack’s Sabbatical. The story is dedicated to him. By … Continue reading

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Outcast No More

It’s five in the morning and I’m sitting in a Super 8 in Colorado Springs, watching channel 13 news on mute with closed captioning on. The rest of the family is still asleep, although my husband is stirring and the … Continue reading

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A Quickie

I’m here! I’m in a hotel, and will be for a couple more weeks. Then a week to drive cross country with the family. Then finding housing in Colorado Springs. New stories from The Cities of Luna are still coming … Continue reading

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The Hotel

We’ve been in the hotel for a week now. To summarize: my parents sold the house we had been renting from them. For a long list of personal and practical reasons, we decided to move back to Colorado where I … Continue reading

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When They Know You, and When They Don’t

About ten years ago, before we had kids, I took hubby down to the area in southern Connecticut where I lived and worked as a nanny back in the early nineties. I knew the kids had not only grown, but … Continue reading

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Cheating at Cosplay

Saturday is Vermont Comic Con! So, what did we do on Friday? Took the family to Party City for costumes. Once upon a time, I sewed gorgeous costumes for myself and my kids, just like my mother did for me … Continue reading

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Steampunk Festivities

This weekend I was honored to participate in the author reading at the Springfield Steampunk Festival alongside Elizabeth Bear, Brett Cox, Jennifer Eifrig, Bruce Hesselbach, and Daniel Mills. The reading was part of the Vermont Speculative Fiction Writer’s Series organized by … Continue reading

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I’ve Got Myself Surrounded

Early in my career, when I still had the word ‘aspiring’ in front of ‘author,’ I took to heart the advice I’d received from several sources about surrounding myself with great people. I was hoping to find the actual quote, … Continue reading

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