December Catchup

December Catchup

Wow! It’s December! DECEMBER! Time for a lightning quick catchup round. Reviews, Musical Foreplay and Roller Derby!

Anywhere But Earth reviewed by Cosmos Magazine

coeur de lion’s enormous science fiction anthology was reviewed by Cosmos Magazine (you’ve gotta love a mag who’s tag line is “The Science of Everything). It’s great to see a science magazine that regularly reviews fiction. Imagination, creativity, wild experiments, willingness to be wrong and just play are all important parts of science. Fiction is a fun, cheap and safe way to be wrong, play and explore ideas.

My short story Maia Blue is Going Home was reviewed favorably. It makes me happy to see Maia Blue getting some love and it gives me thrills to see my name next to Margo Lanagan‘s:

there’s some beautiful writing in the collection – prime examples are the rhythmic beauty of Liz Argall’s “Maia Blue is Going Home” and Margo Lanagan’s disturbingly sensual “Yon Hornéd Moon”.

-read on at Cosmos.

Musical Foreplay

In November I didn’t blog here, but I did write a blog post on Musical Foreplay for Horrific Miscue.

Yes, when I’m gearing up to write I listen to They Might be Giants, Pink and Hiphop. The comments are still open and I’d love to hear what you listen to. I love exploring other people’s music… spotify will be the death of me, I keep wandering through everyone’s playlists.


This will be my third season as a non skating official with the Rat City Roller Girls (and I’ve just started skate with Potential Fresh Meat, a non-affiliated group of awesome). When my Roller Derby hat is on you can call me Betsy Nails.

Thinking about the intensity, speed and skill I see at practice every week I think 2013 is going to be great… so Seattle folks (and Seattle visitors) now is a great time to buy tickets.

The first bout is Saturday, January 19 where we will see the Throttle Rockets take on the Sockit Wenches and the Derby Liberation Front take on Terminal City Rollergirls’ Faster Pussycats.

The full 2013 Event Schedule looks amazing. Rat will be playing London, Montreal and Gotham!

Good things to you and yours.


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