Category Archives: authors

the author/pedestal thing

A couple of the comments on my ‘what’s a pen name got to do with it?’ got me thinking about readers putting authors on a pedestal, and I was reminded of this when I read Erotic Horizon’s interesting post about … Continue reading

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readers are meanheads

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how demanding we readers are. Most of you know how much I like to take the piss (translation: take the mickey, make fun of, etc) out of themes and tropes in fiction, in … Continue reading

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what’s a pen name got to do with it?

This is a cross post from Wave’s site. If you have an urge to comment, feel free to do so in either place. I read with great interest the post that Alexi Silversmith did the other day on the topic … Continue reading

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dear book goddesses

Dear Book Goddesses The Mumma and I have been talking and we think you should make authors stop writing other stories when they are meant to be doing the next book in a series. It’s fucking annoying. Amen, Kris. PS … Continue reading

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a reader’s squees

It was in late 2007 when I first discovered ebooks and in late 2008 that I first started lurking, then commenting, before pulling out of my arse creating my own blog. I’ve come to really appreciate it when an author … Continue reading

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