Category: Writing
Pilots, Dolls, Los Angeles, Fairy Tales, Shipping, and Joan: A News Roundup
That is a seriously motley crew of an update, but I’m behind enough on news, so as I dig my way out from under a pile of deadlines, a news roundup it is! (My long fiction update, left over from last week, is that PERSONA is officially out in the world!) * In life/event news, I’ll be at this year’s LA Times Festival of Books! My panel, on Saturday at 4:30, is titled “Bringing the Impossible to Life,” which I honestly hope means Ken Liu, Matthew Reilly, and I will… Read more »
PERSONA
On Tuesday, PERSONA came out! My only excuse for taking this long to announce is that I was finishing the sequel this week, which will probably answer a couple of questions right up front. The cover copy, which we managed to make mostly spoiler-free: Suyana Sapaki is a failure in the International Assembly. She’s not charming on camera, which is crucial for a Face: public image is 90 percent of diplomacy, they tell you right from the beginning. The United Amazonian Rainforest Confederation has been the site of scandal, so… Read more »
Catwoman #39: "Better Than He Does Himself"
Or: the one in which Selina Kyle confirms a rumor. This is an important issue plotwise: It’s the one in which Selina has to decide if she’s going to war against an ever-more-powerful enemy; it’s the one in which she has to sit down in the all-neon diner that Drive forgot and decide if she can even believe she has a brother, much less anything he says. But this is also the issue in which Eiko finally tips her hand about one of the reasons she’s been so drawn to… Read more »
Catwoman and Other News
I have some fun bits of news! We’ll start with the big one. DC announced its June titles today; among them is the note that I will be continuing as the writer of CATWOMAN. It wasn’t a sure thing – I was taken on initially for a single arc, and the future was conditional. It was a big change for her, in terms of both situation and tone, and we all knew it was going to be a leap of faith for readers. As such, I have even more reason… Read more »
Catwoman 38: "The Serpent"
In which things get noir as hell. In the wake of Events in the last issue, Selina truly has descended, and this issue is her setting up a Hail Mary pass to do the right thing, about anything, and hoping she can remember the reasons she took on the job to begin with. Plus, we begin to realize she’s up against more than just Black Mask. Here are the covers! Dig the sinister almost-alive cape on Batman in Jae Lee’s, and the adorable retro cover by Ty Templeton, in which… Read more »
Writing Catchup (and Sleepy Karaoke)
Okay, time for another news roundup! First, some fiction updates: my short story “A Dweller in Amenty” has been longlisted/preliminary balloted for the Stoker! And thanks to the Book smugglers writing over at Kirkus, there’s a lovely review of my novella, Dream Houses. Over at Strange Horizons, I’m also in good company, as I’ve been listed as Favorite Columnist, for which I’m grateful – thanks so much to everyone who voted! I appreciate anyone who’s willing to sit through a year’s worth of those titles. This year, I’m going to… Read more »

Recent Work

NEW FICTION: "(dis.)", Hanzai Japan

NEW FICTION: "Given the Advantage of the Blade," Lightspeed Magazine

TV: Sleepy Hollow recaps, Reign recaps

TV: Scream Queens, "Pumpkin Patch", AV Club

Essay: A Dark And Stormy Night: Why We Love The Gothic, NPR.org

Review: "The Witch of Lime Street," NPR.org

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  • Joan Watson considers becoming Batman

    This episode of Elementary was so nicely layered and so morally gray that I don’t even mind that Joan went from “No way” to “See you in hell” in sixty seconds. Let her teeter on the vigilante precipice! It’s time she got to act out a little.

    02/05/16

2015 Appearances

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