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Watch out for poisonous books

If you care about history, when handling precious old print books and documents you wear gloves (not cotton) to protect it from your skin oils. Now here’s another reason.

Still from Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

On Valerian

I generally don’t like to post negative reviews. What’s the point? So let me say right off that I did not hate the movie. It just left me feeling flat. I want to understand why. As a writer, I want to avoid these mistakes.

Book cover, Mabel and the Yellow Jackets, by Laura Lis Scott, with an illustrated yellow jacket against a black background

Free Mabel!

[Update: Kindle book will be free again on April 13–14, 2018.] To outsiders, she may seem like a nice older …

Free Mabel! x

Merged-ish

What was rarepattern.com is no more, though some of it lives on here. If you followed a dead link, try …

Merged-ish x

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