Electric Sheep, Wilder Penfield, and the History of Consciousness

Every family has a myth. I know yours has one, a story passed down bedtime to bedtime, or on long car trips to get you to shut up. The more exciting they are, the more likely they’re fake. My family, for example, has been cobbled together from horse trainers and surfers, southern belles, cattle drivers,…

Are You Ready for September? Plus a few book recommendations!

So…I took a little too long to write another blog. But I swear, it’s for a good reason. I wrote the last one when I had just set out into the wild, scary world of freelance writing. I thought I was going to die. Well, maybe not die. At least go broke and end up living…

On Freedom & Freelancing, Plus a Reading List on Tyranny

Being a freelancer is scary. I’ve been a full-time freelance writer for only a couple weeks now, and I’m already starting to get anxious about making money. I’ve had a few pitches accepted from some outlets, like Science of Us, that I’m always excited to work for. But nothing messes with your confidence quite like…

Enter for a chance to win a hardback book!

Hello lovelies, long time no see! I am definitely giving away some books, but you’ll have to suffer through my life update first. Either that or scroll to the bottom of the page to enter. As you may know, I just transitioned into full-time freelance mode. I’m doing a couple things with that. Writing, of…

Late to the Party: Book Riot’s Read Harder Challenge 2018

I’m a Book Riot Contributor, but still, I was kind of resisting the Read Harder Challenge this year. I keep telling myself that I don’t have enough time. But here I am again, doing the thing. I think I have several categories covered already. If you finish (I totally didn’t know this last year), snap…

Oh, February. I’m glad you’re over.

And by fun, I mean February has been like living through hailstorm, except the hailstones are made of fire. Okay, it hasn’t been quite that bad. Some good stuff did happen, but I also got my yearly breakdown over with early this year. I usually save that for when I travel, so going to Rio in…

Stuff I Had Published in 2017

Though 2017 in general was something of a garbage fire, publishing-wise, 2017 has been my most prolific year. Here are some of the things I’ve gotten published: Fiction “The Bottomless Hole on Crooked Palm Boulevard” was a runner up for Crab Orchard Review’s Charles Johnson Fiction Award 2017. ~ Considering that I write about one short story a…