Welcome to Wednesday Reads.
Currently I am working my way through E.K. Johnston’s Ahsoka book (available here) and it’s a delight so far. I really love her character and I was very excited to get my hands on this. My friend Bryan recommended it to me (you can find his stuff here) and so far I have not been disappointed.
I’ve recently finished Garrett Investigates by Elizabeth Bear, a short story compendium of Abby Irene shorts. It’s a fantastic universe and I definitely recommend it if you can get your hands on it. I’ve also finished American Assassin by Vince Flynn, The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle, The Alpha’s Home by Dessa Lux, and The Birthday of the World by Ursula K. LeGuin.
More reviews about those to come. Currently on my reading list after I finish Ahsoka is New Amsterdam by Elizabeth Bear, State of Fear by Michael Crichton, and Shadows over Baker Street – an anthology mixing Sherlock Holmes and the Cthulhu mythos.
What are you reading? Tell me in the comments!
At the end of the day, I wound up doing more panels than I’d officially been put on. The grand total was 19 for the con and it was a lot, but I had a blast doing them. Even though I work the con, rather than attend, I always have a good time. This year was one of the best years.
So if you’re coming to here from having seen me at Dragon*Con, welcome! I really am just as weird as I am in person, only I use taller fonts to make my words seem larger.
Here is the link to the Patreon – there’s a 1.00 tier for if you just want access to the short stories!
You can also find me on Twitter over at @DorothyJoanGray and it’s some writing, some humor, some politics, and a lot of signal boosting.
So if you’re finding me through D*Con, leave a comment with where we encountered each other and I’ll send you some free flash fiction!
This month is going to be pretty busy with another con this weekend and then a weekend trip up to NYC from the 15th to the 18th. However, I do have some reviews and essays that will be going up just as soon as I can have the brainspace to sling them up. For reasons of not having much of a brain, I generally don’t post anything much until the weekend after D*Con.
Stay weird, my lovelies.
There will be more reviews coming shortly, in addition to the Book Log, I have a stack of media reviews to queue up. Due to some illness, I’ve been a bit delayed in getting them up. My apologies, everyone, my lungs have been on a bit of a strike.
So there are two pieces of news that are quite exciting that I want to share. The first being that I have sold a short story that will be included in the latest Lovecraft anthology from Alban Lake Publishing, The Mad Visions of al-Hazred. Publication date still to come and I will keep you updated!
The second major bit of news is that the Patreon for my short stories is now live. Find it here . I am super excited to have launched it and I am looking forward to seeing what comes out of that!
A lengthier update to follow later this week. For now, stay lovely and don’t eat those mushrooms the lady down the street offered you. They’ll take you down the wrong sort of rabbit hole.