Voyage to Connecticut

 I met the fabulous Queen of Everything for breakfast at Cafémantic in Willimantic. Quite lovely — never had been there before; it was delightful.  Then we headed over to WECS to heckle Marko throughout the Punk Rock Jukebox — I mean, to help promote the Salacious Art show that features some of the QoE’s fine…

Friday’s Forgotten Books: Between the Angels and the Apes

Not so much “forgotten” as — what? Aborted? Headed off at the pass? The initial news was wonderful: Alan Moore writing an opera on John Dee with Gorillaz! What’s not to love? It sounded like a match made in an alchemical lab somewhere with the potential of turning into gold. There was just one problem:…

Connecticut Adventures + Publication

Well, I ran off on Friday early enough to get to the Punk Rock Jukebox and have a good time aggravating Marko during his show, including decorating him and annotating the walls. Mostly I just giggled in the background while he was trying to talk. Then we ran off to the pub to have some…

Publishing News & Connecticut Bound

Over at Night and Day, The Spectator’s Arts blog, I have an introduction to erotic fiction that will give you some  steamy reading for this rainy day. Simon always gives me such interesting assignments; I find it amusing that the newspaper is so conservative and its Arts blog so liberal. Of necessity, this is only…

Jane Quiet in Egypt

Wow, Elena is really drawing some lovely panels. The digital colors look so vivid and striking! And hey, what do you think all those cats are doing around the temple…? 😉 See all the new panels in Jane’s Egyptian adventure at the webjam.

BitchBuzz: Should Writers Abandon Social Media?

Three guesses what I’m going to say — what’s that? You only need one? Yeah, go on then. Read it anyway: Should Writers Abandon Social Media? By K.A. Laity Is social media getting to be too much to manage? This week over at Publisher’s Weekly, Andrei Codrescu castigates the use of social networking as a complete waste…

Jane Quiet 2.0

Welcome to the relaunch of Jane Quiet, the continuing adventures of the occult investigator Elena Steier and I created. We’re happy to be relaunching the comic after some delays. We have all kinds of exciting things in store for you, beginning with a wild trip to Egypt that will include a certain cat-headed goddess as…

BitchBuzz: Technology and Temperance + Jane Quiet

My column today springs from my annoyance with paternalistic colleagues who keep giving people the impression that academics are stuffy know-it-alls who pontificate from their position of privilege. I realise I can also be a bit unreasonable about it: on President’s Day a colleague in the midst of his “technology: bad” talk (thank goodness there…

Jane Quiet RETURNS!

Go to our web jam now for the news! Whoo hoo — I can’t tell you how happy this makes me 🙂

Happy Yule, Jane Quiet, Elena & Providence

The solstice is upon us and it pays to remember that the longest night also means it’s time for the return of the light. Here’s my perennial offering on Anglo-Saxon Yule that ended up online without my putting it there. At least they credited me as author. I’ve got another piece up at Polite Company…