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#REEDish Things

Tales From the Grimdark Side… 😈

The Damsel in Distress Problem

TL;DR: I came not here to praise the trope, but to bury it. Just not for the reasons you might think. A lot of people have deconstructed, lampooned, or otherwise whined about the Damsel in Distress trope and its misogynistic…

Book Recommendation: Sons to Keep by A.S. Etaski

You think you want the Matriarchy? You can’t handle the Matriarchy. Born a healer into a culture obsessed with power, Irrwaer had few prospects beyond changing bandages and emptying bedpans. Among the matriarchs, sex is power. Sex is magic. Irrwaer…

We are all shapeshifters.

You don’t have to be a writer or storyteller for this to resonate. Let’s discuss how we all shift between archetypes and why it’s important to recognize this aspect of ourselves. Within the context of story, of course. We are…

Barely Controlled Chaos

In writing milestones, I’ve finished the next novella in the Temple of Vengeance series and it’s off to my editrix. Once she’s had her way with it, the ebook will ship to YOU and to my lovely and talented narrator…

To airt or not to airt: Some thoughts

As someone who has spent thousands and thousands of dollars to commission art surrounding and inspired by my novels, I’m deeply committed to human artists. Caterina Kalymniou, J-P Mavinga, and Epic Made have all produced some amazing commissions for me.…

Next in the ongoing saga… Art reveal!

Last January, I commissioned my friend and super-talented artist, J-P Mavinga, to create a piece of art for the Raven Queen, Arise Kickstarter. The “Thunderbird and the Priestess” was inspired by a sequence of the story that didn’t make it…

Tentacles, Yeah, but Beware the Bite

As heroines go, Askari isn’t the most lovable—she’s downright antisocial sometimes. But in a world where megafauna rule the day AND the night, humans have to stick together. Even when they don’t like each other much. Zero sexy times in…

It’s always Wednesday. In my heart.

My love for Wednesday surprises no one. Yet…it should. For all its neu-retro gothic vibe, the Netflix series—like its source material—isn’t grim or dark. Not really. While its humor might be, but the superb writing, the lovely cinematography, and the…

Smackdown: Grimdark vs Horror–Is There a Difference?

“Ernest Hemmingway once said: ‘The world is a good place, and worth fighting for.’ I agree with the second part.” William Somerset (Morgan Freeman) in Se7en The last line of this horror movie, in my humble opinion, can sum up…

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Terrible things always happen in between heartbeats.

Raven Queen, Arise: Click for More!

Love is never dead if you’re a necromancer.