O Human Star: A Feminist Graphic Novel Review

Like some of the best stories I’ve read, I heard about O Human Star and author/illustrator Blue Delliquanti at WisCon. I bought the first volume in 2017, the second in 2019, and am eagerly awaiting the conclusion to the trilogy. An ongoing webcomic serial, these graphic novels tell the story of Alastair Sterling, the father… Read More

Feminist Book Review: “Summer Love: An LGBTQ Collection”

It is my sincere pleasure to announce that the July 2016 Book of the Month is Summer Love: An LGBTQ Collection. Edited by Annie Harper, this short story anthology features nine authors, each of whose contributions touches on romance, summertime, and queerness in all its facets. The publisher is an imprint of Interlude Press, called “Duet”, for… Read More

Genta Sebastian’s Award Winning “Riding the Rainbow”

I met Genta Sebastian two years ago via a local writing group, and from the moment I began beta-reading one of her submissions I fell in love with her writing. Since that fateful day we’ve attended WisCon 2014 together as well as worked together (along with six other authors) to publish a short story anthology. Thus it… Read More

Add this to your YA Reading list! “CONfidence: The Diary of an Invisible Girl”

One of the joys of following the Female Girl Bloggers G+ group, and being a chair member of the Geek Girl Brunch Twin Cities, is discovering the creations of other geekly ladies out there. Today I’m happy to help introduce the world to the up-and-coming author Paige Lavoie. Two days ago she debuted her novel Confidence: The Diary… Read More

Of Laser Beams and Harry Potter

I’m laying on a table in the Uptown neighborhood of Minneapolis with a laser pointed at my face, the stench of freshly singed hair wafting up my nose as my beard was zapped away. The 2012 election was drawing close and I’m feeling comfortable talking politics because where I am geographically allows me to assume political… Read More