Monday Earworm: Neil Patrick Harris and Felicia Day (DR. HORRIBLE’S SING-ALONG BLOG)

This one is on repeat in my head. It’s also probably the best song in the whole trilogy.

Also, if you haven’t watched Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, please do so. There are three episodes, about fourteen minutes each, and it’s a triumph as well as a cult classic. Joss Whedon and friends came up with it way back during the last really big writers’ strike in Hollywood, and people needed to work. So this was created, and it has endured far better than anything else that came out of that strike, including our collective memories of what all that stuff was about in the first place.

And speaking of writers, you know I am one. I write (among other things) books, and a new one has just come out. Wheee! It’s Homecoming, the second book in the Animal Affinities series (You’re welcome, Finis. fans, and sorry it took so long), and you can get it here, as well as find out about the fabulous launch party — which will be online, so you can attend! There’s also a little giveaway happening on my socials, which you can learn about in my newsletter that just came out this weekend. (Let me know if you want to be on that list, by the way. It’s different from the blog and comes out less often.)

Just A Little Video With Something Nifty And An Invitation

Self-promotion is the least wonderful part of being an author. (Actually, waiting on various aspects of the publishing industry beyond one’s control is the least wonderful part, but self-promotion is a noteworthy second.)

But I made this video, so I hope you’ll watch it and take heed of the excellent developments therein.

And here’s the link you’ll be wanting after you watch it.

Monday Earworm: Vienna Teng

Approximately forever ago, my husband heard a review of Vienna Teng’s album Waking Hour on NPR and thought I might like it. I had been having a stressful time of it at work, and he thought the album would be soothing.

He was so right.

This song is definitely my favorite from the album, and I’ve loved it ever since I first heard it.

Enjoy, and be soothed in whatever stress you’re dealing with tonight.

Rest In Power, Chadwick Boseman

At the end of an already fairly grotesque week, the news that Chadwick Boseman has died at such a tragically young age hurts. To think he was struggling for so long with one of the most pernicious of diseases, cancer, without the public’s knowing of his physical pain and sacrifice, just goes to show how desperately important he and his work were to the world and just how ardently he honored our need for him.

Spend a few minutes watching this lovely tribute. All of the messages are so good.

Rest in power, king.

An Invitation For You

EDIT:  In light of Hurricane Laura making landfall nearby this week, I’ll be postponing this reading until September. Stay tuned for more details!


So I’m doing a livestream toward the end of this month: I’ll be reading my work online at Facebook live and on Instagram. Here’s the official invitation. I hope you can join us! (And please do spread the word.)