first quarter reads

The Rook

2013 has gotten off to a great start, reading-wise. Here's a sampling of some of the books that have kept me up late into the night, turning pages. An Urban Fantasy of a Different Kind The Rook by Daniel O' Malley Dear You, the body you are wearing used to be mine. Who can resist an opening [read more] about first quarter reads

2012: a year of reading

Girl in the Arena

2012 was an odd reading year for me. I went through a dry spell in the middle, and thought that I wouldn't even hit my annual goal of 75 books (I made it to 77). Without further ado, here are my notable reading experiences of 2012. Blog-to-Books I never thought I'd read a single blog-to-book, [read more] about 2012: a year of reading

a belated merry christmas!


Hope you all had a lovely holiday! I didn't intend to be late with a Christmas greeting post, but one does not think about blogging while catching up with family, eating awesome food, and--most importantly of all--playing Angry Birds Star Wars. On the way back home yesterday (long road trip, [read more] about a belated merry christmas!

dragons I have known

Very cute story. And look at those adorable little dragonlings!

When I first started writing fantasy, I swore that I would never ever include something so cliched, so stale, so overdone, as a dragon. Riiight. Whether I wanted them or not, dragons crept or stormed into my fiction anyway. The sleeping dragon whose awakening would restart an ancient war. [read more] about dragons I have known


My guest post, Balancing Act: On Raising Both a Family and a Writing Career, is up on FableCroft Publishing's blog. Come share your tips on fitting your writing into your family life! Also, I'm working with Kellie of ReaWrite Reviews to get some more publicity for Rainbird. If you're interested [read more] about linky-links

review: The Way of Kings


This week I'm doing something a little different. I've invited my husband, David, to write a joint review of Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings with me, so you get a bit of a different perspective.  Rabia: I hadn't intended to read The Way of Kings--at least not yet. For one thing, it's the [read more] about review: The Way of Kings