Ashala Wolf is an Illegal: a human being with a special power in a world where such powers are outlawed. She is also leader of the Tribe, a group of runaway children who are likewise gifted. When one of them betrays her into the hands of a sadistic government official, she must fight with everything […]
Conflux is Canberra’s annual convention for speculative fiction writers and is an event that’s close to my heart. I attended Conflux for the first time in 2009. I’d never been to a convention before and, being an introvert, I found the idea to be intimidating. I know I’m not the only one. However, as one […]
The Court of Lightning is a fantasy m/m romance set in a world at war. For decades, the Court of Ice has been seeking to conquer the other courts. With the Court of Lightning defeated, the Court of Wind is one of the last remaining but they are under increasing threat. In order to survive, […]
I’m a big fan of the TV show Castle. It is about a mystery writer who tags along with a New York police detective in order to gather research and inspiration for his book. Heat Wave is that book. It’s more of a gimmick than anything else. The dust jacket features a fake bio, an […]
A More Diverse Universe is a very simple reading challenge with straightforward requirements. The sign-up post asks participants to: Read and review one book Written by a person of color During the last two weeks of September (September 14th – 27th) As with many of the reading challenges I participate in, I first heard about […]
Being an avid reader usually goes hand-in-hand with being an editor. I don’t think I know a single writer or editor who doesn’t possess a giant pile of books to read. For me, many of the books I acquire come from working in the industry—bought because I know one of the writers or editors, or […]
Elizabeth is a freelance editor and author with a weakness for books, tea and silly dogs.