Category: Writing
PERSONA: Meet Suyana Sapaki
Miss Universe is this weekend. The contestants have already gathered to play extremely awkward rounds of golf, smile blandly into the cameras during spa treatments, and perform in the comedy gold that is the National Costume Contest. There’s also a swimsuit competition, because of course there is. If you’ll notice, no matter what contestant you click on, you’ll get three seconds with them. Then it moves on every three seconds to somebody new, standing in front of a pool or leaning seductively against a tree trunk or posed in front… Read more »
Merry Workmas and a Happy New Year
It’s already more than halfway through the beginning of 2015, somehow, I guess! Hilariously, my vague resolution was to find time to relax. Next year my resolution will be to cut the shit about self-improvement. In related news, here’s a roundup of recent work.… Read more »
Catwoman Annual
The Catwoman Annual comes out today! It’s written by me, with art by Patrick Olliffe, Tom Nguyen & John McCrea, and a Garry Brown cover. And yes, there’s some Batman in this issue. (One scene with him is a favorite moment of the issue, actually – a Batman/Catwoman standoff that’s about 110% awkward, a saturation that can only be achieved when Batman’s around.) But at the risk of spoilers, at heart this Annual is Eiko Hasigawa’s origin story: it offers a glimpse of her life as an increasingly nontraditional member… Read more »
What I Wrote This Year
This year has been a remarkably fast one. It’s been a busy one, for which I’m immensely grateful, but turns out it’s taken with it both my short and long-term memories; the process of assembling this roundup was, frankly, embarrassing. My Actor Bingo on period pieces remains undiminished, but that’s pretty much the only thing that has survived intact in the abstract-impressionism painting of this year. (My vow for next year, to slow down a little, has already been made; turns out that was also my vow last year, which… Read more »
[Content warning: rape.] Rape victims: This is an important time in your life. With so many details to attend to, here’s a checklist to make sure you’re not missing out. If you report, remember to make it to the hospital immediately for a rape kit that will never be tested in the backlog of thousands. If you’re injured, drive carefully. If you’re drunk or have been drugged, ask a friend for a lift, assuming the friend isn’t the person who raped you. After the rape kit, find and speak to… Read more »
Catwoman #36: Reviews, Sneak Peeks, & Spoilers
Catwoman #36 came out last week! And over the holiday weekend, there have been some great reviews that pick up on some of my favorite art details and get where the story’s going in a really gratifying way, so I’m collecting some of them here. (Spoiler warnings everywhere, obviously.) Comic Book Resources points out “even something as simple as a shadow from a multi-paned window is carefully followed across the page in a way that shows a lot of patience.” Nerds Unchained gives it a 9/10 and made it easy… Read more »

Recent Work

My award-eligible work in 2014

2014 Recommended Reading List includes:
The Girls at the Kingfisher Club (novel)
Dream Houses (novella)
"The Insects of Love" (novelette)
"Aberration" in short story.

Sleepy Hollow Season 2 recaps: "Spellcaster"

TV recaps: Babylon, "Hackney Wick"

Genevieve on Tumblr

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    The stages of my excitement about Season 2 of Penny Dreadful, courtesy of Far Far Away:

    1) I’m really excited to have Eva Green and her unabashed Victorian Gothic sensibility back, this will be great.

    2) Also Ethan, who won me over after Josh Hartnett delivered, literally, a devil of a performance last season! Character relationships are so important on this show, this will be great.

    3) Speaking of character relationships, I see this show isn’t afraid to totally gun it even on the most awkward possible vectors! Ugh, couldn’t be more Gothic than tenderly cradling your ward, this will be great.



2015 Appearances

Often updated. Please check back!

March: ICFA (Orlando, FL)