Category: Flashback-Friday

FF: American Gods

Throwback Thursday: American Gods by Neil Gaiman

This week’s Flashback Friday: American Gods by Neil Gaiman After the scariness of Super Tuesday, Neil was excited to share the news about Wonderful Wednesday–as in the character from American Gods, which is being made into a mini-series for Starz. This book was the 2nd book I’d read by Neil Gaiman (the first being Neverwhere), …

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FF: Evoking an Emotional Response

Evoking Emotions - Adelei

This week’s Flashback Friday: Evoking an Emotional Response I love that music can evoke such an emotional response in me. It’s one of the reasons that both myself and my husband were music majors for our first 3 years of college. While we both changed majors to more lucrative ones, neither of us have given …

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Flashback Friday: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird Quote

This week’s Flashback Friday: To Kill A Mockingbird by the recently late Harper Lee. EDIT: This post was originally made on November 28, 2014. I made it before the release of Amaskan’s Blood and without the knowledge that racism and police brutality would continue to worsen. Today is February 19, 2016. I’m currently packing the …

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Flashback Friday: Good Faeries, Bad Faeries

Good Faery, Bad Faery Brian Froud

This week’s Flashback Friday: Good Faeries, Bad Faeries by Brian Froud. My first exposure to the land of Brian Froud was through the films The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Though at the time, I didn’t know the name of the creator of such interesting creatures. It wasn’t until my husband snagged me a copy of the …

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Flashback Friday: A New Year

Anxiety Girl

This week’s Flashback Friday: A New Year! Flashbacks are typically about looking back, but why do we bother if not to find our way forward? I’m a firm believer that the decisions and events of our past form and shape who we are, which in turn influences our decisions rolling forward. 2015 was, in most …

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Flashback Friday: Christmas Past

This week’s Flashback Friday: Christmas Past The first Christmas I remember involved a fake Cabbage Patch doll–fake because we were really poor and my family couldn’t afford the $40 or $50 stores were charging for the new “hot toy.” I remember being disappointed that it wasn’t a real one. I knew it wasn’t because it …

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Flashback Friday: A Christmas Carol

Christmas Carol Book Cover Throwback

This week’s Flashback Friday: A Christmas Carol  by Charles Dickens. Some folks are probably asking what in the world does A Christmas Carol have to do with science fiction and fantasy? This classic is so deeply rooted in our literature that it is its own trope at this point. Everything from The Muppets and The …

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Flashback Friday: A Look Back

Joy to the Worlds cover

This week’s Flashback Friday: A Look Back. Today begins our Joy to the Worlds Book Tour. If you’d told me ten years or even five years ago that I’d be driving around the Pacific Northwest with three authors on a book tour, I wouldn’t have believed it. I remember my first book signing party (for …

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Flashback Friday: Dear America

Anne Frank

This week’s Flashback Friday: Dear America Dear America, You’ve probably seen it on social media as it’s making the rounds, but in the early days of World War II, we turned away Jewish refugees seeking asylum in the United States. They were fleeing Hitler and for good reason. In fact, one of those refugee visas …

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Flashback Friday: NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo profile

This week’s Flashback Friday: NaNoWriMo My first NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) was back in 2008. I wrote what would later become The Eldest Silence–a first draft of 61,870 words. It was a mad dash that made me hold my breath and scream at the same time, yet it proved to me it was possible …

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