Happy Friday, y'all! So, here's something you might not know about me. I'm a big Joan Jett fan. She had a big influence on my life. (see that suitcase? i have one of those.) She made it okay to be a woman and be into Punk or Goth. She was the first person to tell me (via the radio, mind) that it was not only okay to be angry, but that I had a right to my emotions--whatever they were. When men told her she couldn't play rock, she did it anyway. I adore her so much. I'm so thankful for her work.
If you haven't seen The Runaways film, you should. It demonstrates the patriarchy's drive to shove women into either the 'innocent' or 'whore' role and how that is used against us. Anyway, Chrissie Hynde, Siouxsie Sioux, Heart, Kate Bush, and Stevie Nicks are other big influences for me. They inspire me when the whole Boys Club mentality of SF/F gets me down. I can listen and scream and jump up and down...and then I'm all right. I can get back to work. Mind you, there are many others whose work I enjoy, but these were my early influences.
Here's a video interview that might be of interest. (I've linked to it before. So, if you've been around forever, you can skip it.)
I've a hunch that things haven't changed that much in the music industry. And it makes me sad.
Let's see, other things I'm happy about. I'm looking forward to Crazy Rich Asians.
Pretty much all RomComs have their problems. So many of the plots are based on deceptions that in real life would be cause to end the relationship forever. I'm aware of that. That's why they're a guilty pleasure.
Okay, now for the news bit. I'm definitely going to start a new Fey and the Fallen work soon. I've an opportunity, and I'm not going to pass it up.
is a Science Fiction and Fantasy author living in Texas.