Category: Life
Stuff I’ve Badmouthed Recently
Stuff I've Badmouthed RecentlyA few things I’ve badmouthed (or otherwise) recently: Over at io9, I talked about some things Universal can keep in mind when adapting those fourteen Anne Rice vampire books they just bought. (I didn’t realize I had any feelings about it, but then suddenly I was thirteen and buying a copy of Premiere magazine I still own with a huge behind-the-scenes article that fascinated me as much as the movie did.) Surely for something that ambitious they have a game plan, but if they haven’t already considered the toxic-aristocrats angle of enormously rich vampires who literally feed off the lower classes AND the angle where they eat hearts and stomp around in huge immortal snits, then now’s the time to consider them, is all I’m saying.…
Penny Dreadful: “Closer Then Sisters”
Penny Dreadful: "Closer Then Sisters"REAL-LIFE NOTE: On Friday at 7pm I’ll be at BookCourt in Brooklyn to talk about The Girls at the Kingfisher Club with my editor, Daniel Loedel. (It’s called “in conversation” because when they asked me if I wanted to just show up and give a talk I laughed really hard and then hid.) When io9 asked me to write 10 Reasons You Should Be Watching Penny Dreadful, I gave the ensemble their due, because it’s an amazing ensemble, and then gave Vanessa Ives a bullet point all to herself.…
The Kingfisher Club party!
The Kingfisher Club party!It happened! (Two days ago, I know, but hopefully a belated a party report is still a party report.) And it was awesome. I can’t thank everyone enough for slogging through the rain to the Back Room to celebrate with me! By the way, the Back Room is gorgeous: Pictures courtesy of my sister, who is awesome, and who took this shot of the snack table that made me laugh out loud for how succinctly it encapsulated my feelings about snacks in general, and about cheese in particular: Accurate.…
The Kingfisher Club Launch Party!
The Kingfisher Club Launch Party!Last time a book of mine came out, I threw a circus. For Girls art the Kingfisher Club, I wasn’t about to let me show myself up, and there seemed only one thing to do. It’s official: I’ll be throwing a speakeasy for The Girls at the Kingfisher Club on Tuesday, June 3, and everybody should come!…
This Year.
This Year.This year, I walked away from my day job. It might be the wildest thing I’ve ever done (I’m very boring). It’s hard to overestimate the level of caution with which I approach life. I’m the gunslinger seat, the flosser, flat shoes, better not. A day job was a given; writing was the thing you supported with the thing you did ten, twelve, sixteen hours a day.…
The Deal
It’s taken me three days to write this. Last week, I posted Dealing With It. There’s been a lot of response, both public and private. I don’t usually write personal essays; I was staggered. I’ve seen people express curiosity about its reception. With good reason; historically, women who speak up are in line for varying levels of vitriol, and this one achieved enough visibility outside my usual readership that people who know how the internet works were probably bracing a little for impact.…