Gingerbread by Oyeyemi and Food Stories that Aren’t About Food

Helen Oyeyemi’s Gingerbread has the literary strengths of Boy, Snow, Bird, but the madcap, quirky, otherworldliness of Terry Pratchett. In the story, a young British girl, Perdita, make amazing, awesome gingerbread and they might not be of this world. This book is much anticipated. Oyeyemi is a PEN open book award winner. And, the book holds…

Non-Fiction: Museums and AI: Could Robots Be Your New Coworkers?

Non-Fiction: Museums and AI: Could Robots Be Your New Coworkers?

I wrote a series of posts about Artificial Intelligence for the American Alliance of Museums blog. Here is the beginning of the first one: Introduction Though technology can be confusing to grasp, plagued with alphabet soup syndrome and obfuscating jargon, its ramifications can be transformative. One emerging technology, artificial intelligence (AI), or the use of…

Bookish Hellions-Chapter 1

I’m starting a new mystery series, available on Wattpad, about librarians roller derby athletes. As if these women aren’t busy enough, they find themselves in the midst of murder case. Rather than lose their team, they pitch in to help solve the murder. What’s more kick-ass than solving a crime? Chapter 1  

A Zine about Self-Publishing a Zine

Self-publishing can be overwhelming and confusing, particularly if you have ever published a traditional book, or worked in an institution with a publications department. That said, there are many reasons to self-publish a book. Here are my top five: Agency: Self-publishing allows the author complete editorial control of their product. Anyone who has written to a…

Imposter Syndrome Zine

Impostor syndrome is the inability to internalize successes and strengths clearly, focusing instead of feelings of inadequacy or fear of failure. There are many of us who sometimes feel like an impostor, but don’t make it to the clinical definition of impostor syndrome. Those people, the majority of us, are the ones I am addressing.…