Okay, author moment. Can we stop using the phrase “alpha male” in novels? First, there is no such thing in reference to human beings. The term is primarily relevant to wolves, who behave completely different than human societies. Second, the research the original “alpha wolf” concept was based on turned out not to be research … More No Such Thing as Alpha Humans
I’ve been a Star Wars nut since I was a kid, and I’m older than most people think. My first paid writing gigs were for Star Wars games and magazines, long before I ever tried writing a novel. I was called “the Star Wars girl” because people couldn’t remember my name. I’ve lost count of … More Star Wars Fandom
Star Trek has always been political. It has always had dark episodes that throw light on injustices in our world. It started with episodes of TOS. The Original Series had less in it than Gene Roddenberry wanted because the studio complained it was too “progressive.” The toxic masculinity of Khan, the false god of The … More Star Trek: Disco
Yep. You heard that right, Rey is a Skywalker and I won’t disbelieve that unless JJ’s upcoming Star Wars IX declares it in no uncertain terms, and I’m not talking about information from Kylo. In TLJ (and seriously, if you haven’t seen TLJ yet I don’t care) Kylo tells Rey that she comes from “nobodies,” … More Rey is Still a Skywalker
Space. Cold, black and forbidding, it stretched as far as the eye could see, punctuated only by distant stars and the swirl of dark matter at the edge of the galaxy. It had been called the Final Frontier by more than one Old Earth poet, and perhaps it was. Most of the universe was still … More Untitled Sci-Fi WiP sample
First, a little background. I’m a gamer, I have been since my dad bought a ColecoVision about a million years ago. I’ve owned every console since the SNES and have spent enough on tabletop RPGs and CCGs to fund a small country. My first paid writing gigs were all in the gaming industry. I know … More Hogwarts Mystery Game
There is nothing wrong with being transgender. There is nothing wrong with transgender people serving in the military. They’re saner than our “leader” by a long shot. If you have a problem with transgender people, the problem is you and the bizarre notion that what is between someone’s legs dictates their behavior and identity. The … More Trump is Wrong. Again.