Author Archives: Rene

The Neo Alphasmart, Two Weeks In

 A few weeks back  I ordered a Neo Alphasmart based solely on reading Ann Aguirre’s twitter about a month back when she was talking about it. She praised her Alphasmart for a few things: its non-connectivity, its battery life, and its … Continue reading

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Goodreads Giveaway for Strangehold!

  What it says on the tin! There are four paperback advance reader copies to give away, if paper books float your boat.

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Recipe Roundup

I’ve been on a mission to eat more vegetables, and I’m collecting some of the most successful recipes here for future reference and in case anyone else might enjoy them. We are a pretty foodie family–all four of us like … Continue reading

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It’s Alive! Strangehold available for preorder

After a line edit, which caught an amazing number of typos, I’m happy to be able to say that my urban fantasy novella Strangehold is live for preorders! Also, there’s a Goodreads page here. It’s all starting to feel very real. The novella … Continue reading

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Setting Writing Goals

  I am not, by nature, a terribly organized person. But I’ve had to become one out of self-defense. Between family and work and day-to-day minutia, writing time will get eaten if you let it. Back in January, I looked … Continue reading

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New Story!

I’m delighted to say I have a new story up at Daily Science Fiction: “An Invasion in Seven Courses.” This story came about as a result of mishearing a speaker in a documentary about cooking through history. I don’t recall … Continue reading

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What I learned from my garden this year

So this was my first year to have a raised bed garden. Some backstory: I worked for years as a florist. I took cut flowers and arranged them into pleasing shapes. I have always been unfortunately adept at killing houseplants, … Continue reading

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Signs of Fall

Fall technically started six days ago. Today was the first day that I felt a chill in the air–in the morning anyway. By the time I took my eldest to soccer practice, it was sunny and hot. But it was … Continue reading

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Endings and Dissonance

So we watched the last episode of Castle last night. To say it was a disappointing ending to the series is an understatement. Part of the problem for us might be that we stopped following the show this last season; … Continue reading

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April Short Fiction Read

I am tracking the short fiction I read this year for nominating purposes next year. An asterisk is a reminder to future me to revisit that story. “The Stories She Tells Herself”-Kelly Sandoval at Daily Science Fiction *“Sea of Dreams” … Continue reading

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