So the other day I was riding my bike across the train trestle by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. The trestle spans the San Lorenzo River and offers great views of the amusement park, the bay, and the mouth of the river. It’s a great place to see birds. Mergansers, buffleheads, gulls, cormorants. Due to… Read More Kicked off Jury Duty… Again!
Over the past few weeks, Aurora Rey and I have been discussing our cultural roots and our queerness and the ways they intersect. In part our discussion was a result of this essay at Autostraddle, which you should absolutely read. We have found (okay, we knew this before) that there are a number of commonalities… Read More Cultural Roots and Communal Behavior: A Discussion Between Aurora Rey and Ashley Bartlett
Whenever I’m in London for business or pleasure, I try where possible to make some of my journeys on foot rather than by Tube or taxi; when weather and scheduling allow, I also try and photograph anything along the way that looks interesting, generally with the intention of learning more about what I’ve spotted at… Read More The Buildings of London: Horseferry Road to the British Museum
Happy Sunday! Today we have author Rae D. Magdon with us, and she’s talking all about the evolution of sci-fi. And, because she’s awesome like that, she’s also giving away an ebook copy of her latest book, Lucky 7. To enter the drawing, simply drop your name in the comment section at the bottom. I’ll… Read More Science fiction makes everyone a hero by Rae D. Magdon (plus a FREE ebook!)
A reader’s perspective through Danielle’s book skills There are so many wonderful authors out there providing all of us book-a-holics with reading material, and I know I am not the only one thankful for their story and writing talents. I wanted to share other reader’s perspectives on various topics that have been brought up, hopefully… Read More A Different Reader’s Perspective- Danielle Zion
In a previous blog, I mentioned my soon-to-be-released novel The Potion. I was reminded of something during the process of producing this book: creating a seamless, engaging, cohesive story line is HARD. You have to think of every scene and every chapter as individual entities, yet as part of an interweaving whole. Every single thing… Read More Season From High Above
BRIGHT LIGHTS Here is a typical conversation I have with my new mental health clients in the winter: Client: “When I hear advice on improving my mental health, sometimes I listen, sometimes I follow the advice and sometimes the only thing I hear is ‘yada, yada, … yada … blah…blah, blah’. Why are so many… Read More Ask the Pros by Angela Grace