State of the TAM - 14 Oct

Hot dog, jumping frog, Albuquerque

What’s Up

It isn’t officially GRL until Wednesday, but I consider myself at GRL anyhow. The first step of the Left Turn at Albuquerque Road Trip is officially over!

Rhys Ford and I drove from San Diego to Yuma, Yuma to Phoenix, Phoenix to Gallop, and Gallop to Albuquerque. Along the way we ate at the Space Age Restaurant in Gila Bend (well worth a stop!), at the Rodizio Grill Brazilian Steakhouse in Gilbert with the ever-delightful Gloria Lakritz, and I had my first root beer float in Holbrook New Mexico (where we were going to stay except we couldn’t get the hotel we wanted to call us back!). We also played with penguins (who make a delightful churring sound when they are happy and like to peck shoelaces), stopped at various random curio shops along the way, purchased a grey hoodie that turned out to be blue (ah well), and enjoyed a lovely drive through cacti, deserts, and forest.

Mostly lovely. At one point I was making plans to pee at the side of the road and then disappear from history and polite society to live like the free-peeing outcast I had obviously BECOME. LUCKILY we reached Holbrook in time. Where I promptly refilled.

Much coffee has been drunk!

ANYHOW. It is now GRL time. Sorta. Prep time for actual GRL time, lots of swag to sort and panic to have when we realize we left something behind.

As you know you can find me here at various points throughout the convention. Do come by and say hi, check out my books, take some swag. No really, don’t want to haul it all back home with me!

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Oh and bonus penguin…


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Book Rec of the Week

As a picky eater myself, I have to throw my support behind Luke. Some things just aren’t meant to be on a plate!

Twice Baked

When the pickiest eater in America is tapped to judge a cooking competition along with his chef ex-boyfriend, will it be a recipe for a second chance… or disaster?

Luke Walker’s humor about foods he can’t stand made him an internet celebrity and his blog, The Pickiest Eater in America, a huge hit. He plans to bring that same lighthearted comedy to the show—but he won’t be the only host.

Meyer Thibodeaux might be a famous chef, but he’s solemn, uptight, and closeted. He’s also  Luke's ex. As different as they are, the sparks between Luke and Meyer never really went out, and as they work together, each begins to see the other in a new light, and the passion between them reignites, hot as ever. But secrets, gossip, and rumors on the set could sour their reunion.

Cover Artist: Tiferet Design

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It was Kirsty MacColl’s birthday last week. I remember seeing her perform in Belfast once, and she was amazing.


Deal of the Week



Must Read of the Week

This is just the most awesome bat information. I love bats. I like to imagine that Gotham bat conversation is mostly about that weird Big Bat that keeps getting into fights with people. And like, bats are just constantly telling Batman everything he needs to know but he never listens. Animal Man rocks through one day and everyone thinks he’s amazing, and he’s just ‘Um, well, actually it was the bats? They know where Joker lives too if that helps?’.

*I am FAIRLY CERTAIN that Animal Man could talk to animals through his connection with the Red, but it’s been a while since I read the comics so I could have made that up. I could also do some research and find out, but then I’d have to find a way to insert Doctor Doolittle into the DC universe and I don’t want to.

Researchers “Translate” Bat Talk. Turns Out, They Argue—A Lot

A machine learning algorithm helped decode the squeaks Egyptian fruit bats make in their roost, revealing that they “speak” to one another as individuals

Fruit Bat

Plenty of animals communicate with one another, at least in a general way—wolves howl to each other, birds sing and dance to attract mates and big cats mark their territory with urine. But researchers at Tel Aviv University recently discovered that when at least one species communicates, it gets very specific. Egyptian fruit bats, it turns out, aren’t just making high pitched squeals when they gather together in their roosts. They’re communicating specific problems, reports Bob Yirka at Phys.org.

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Useless Site of the Week

Just in case anyone needs to check if they are awesome or not.

Am I Awesome?



Poetry of the Week

Ciaran Carson, Versatile Belfast Poet, Is Dead at 70

Ciaran Carson, whose poetry and prose captured the pungency, tensions and rich heritage of Northern Ireland, especially his native Belfast, died in the city on Sunday. He was 70.

Laura Susijn of the Susijn Agency, which represented him, said the cause was lung cancer.

State of the TAM-7 Oct

How is it time for GRL already?

What’s Up

Next week is GRL. Can you believe it? Rhys and I will be leaving on Friday on the Left Turn at Albuquerque Road Trip. The swag is all sorted and packed up. Probably? Mostly? Unless I forgot some. We also have a stack of dried fruit, crisps, and sweets for the car - including a bag of salt and vinegar almonds that will probably bring joy to nobody but me.

If you are looking for me at GRL I’ll be the loud Northern Irish woman in black bouncing around the hotel powered on excitement and coffee. If you want to definitely pin me down though, here’s my GRL schedule.

And here’s some of the swag I’ll have available!

The buttons and cards (I have more, but they are at the bottom of the box!) will be at my table during the lounges and signings. The charms will be available during the Featured Author Signing as part of a Charm Scavenger hunt. First you find Ari McKay for your bracelet, and then hunt down the various authors mentioned below to get a charm. Mine are PARTICULARLY sparkly!


Happy Birthday to Rhys Ford! *hugs* Have a great birthday!


Book Rec of the Week

I haven’t read this one, but come on! Demons, gods, contracts, and crossroad deals. I’ve been missing Crowley and Lucifer from Supernatural, so….I’m in!

Lucifer’s Litigator by TJ Nichols
Lucifer's Litigator

To save his soul, he’ll have to fix his one regret—the love that got away.

The summer between the end of school and the start of what came next was full of sun, surf, and sex. For Will McLeod, that meant Tom, his first male lover. He knew the romance had an expiration date and would end when Tom joined the Army, but that didn’t stop Will from falling in love.

Tired of being looked down upon for being poor, Will became a lawyer—but not just any lawyer. He litigates for the gods as they gamble with the lives of those desperate enough to make deals. His job is to make sure they don’t slip free. He has more money than he knows what to do with, but he’s fast running out of soul.

Twenty-five years haven’t dimmed the candle Will holds for Tom, and when they meet again, he has a chance to put things right. Back then, Tom wasn’t ready to fight for them. Now the decorated soldier is willing to get his hands dirty, but will he be a match for the forces trying to keep them apart?

Cover Artist: Tiferet Design

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I love Mark Pellegrino. Politically, we do not agree. I have still watched EVERYTHING he’s been in, even the weird one where his character got a bit weird with his brother’s car.

So I am bouncing since I’m pretty sure we’re going to get him back as Lucifer next (this) season when they get outta the Empty.


Deal of the Week

Emily's Magical Bejeweled Codpiece
$1.07 eBook by B. Snow
Emily's Magical Bejeweled Codpiece

Tom, museum curator and expert in Renaissance jewelry, doesn’t think his boyfriend Peter is “The One.” Peter is perfectly happy with Tom, but Tom is obsessed with the artist Benedetto Emilio Nesci—exciting, passionate, extraordinarily talented… and dead for over 400 years.

Tasked with researching a bejeweled codpiece, Tom abandons his professional ethics—and his sanity—to try on the codpiece and is transported halfway around the world and back in time, right into Florence, Italy and Nesci’s workroom.

After his initial panic subsides, Tom seizes the opportunity to allow Nesci to seduce him, but Tom discovers not everything about the sixteenth century is as romantic as he’d imagined. Getting back to the modern world and Peter becomes Tom’s only wish, but desire and reality are two completely different things, and Tom might not get what he wants this time around.

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Must Read of the Week

I always find stories about the evolution of language fascinating. The ability to speak is something that is so vital to how we think about ourselves and the stories that we tell.

A Rare Universal Pattern in Human Languages

Some languages are spoken more quickly than others, but the rate of information they get across is the same.

Two people talk on phones in front of a clock.

In the early 1960s, a doctoral student at Cornell University wanted to figure out whether there was any truth behind the “cultural stereotype” that certain foreigners speak faster than Americans. He recorded 12 of his fellow students—six Japanese speakers and six American English speakers—monologuing about life on campus, analyzed one minute of each man’s speech, and found that the two groups produced sounds at roughly the same speed. He and a co-author concluded that “the hearer judges the speech rate of a foreign language in terms of his linguistic background,” and that humans the world over were all likely to be more or less equally fast talkers.

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Useless Site of the Week

Click to Remove is absolutely pointless, and rather awesome.


C.S. Poe will also be at GRL-snitching on people probably!

October 6, 2019

Poetry of the Week

Outside of an LGBTQ-specific context I cannot remember ever hearing a poem about gay sex at a poetry event at home in Northern Ireland, and so when I arrive at the Irish Writers Centre for their regular open mic night, Takin’ The Mic, I have to be honest, I am not expecting the evening to kick off with a poem about sex at a gay sauna. Mark Ward, who has recently been highly commended in this year’s Patrick Kavanagh award, introduces the evening and then reads us his Turkish bath poem.

State of the TAM - 30 September

I left on a jet plane!

What’s Up

Hello from sunny California peeps! I mean, my friends keep saying it has gotten cool but it’s still pretty sunny from my perspective.

Badger—Jenn Moffatt’s house-lynx—would like to say hello.

He is very beautiful, very HUUUUUUUGE, and a big, soft, sometimes pointy pudding cat. Most of the time he likes me!

So far this week we have written, drunk coffee, chilled, written some more, chased around swag, and had pho with some very cool people.

Geez, though, it’s not long now until GRL! Two weeks and the Left Turn to Albuquerque road trip begins! We are going to hit Phoenix for an overnight, and then arrive Sunday at the hotel.

So if you’re around early, give me a bell :D

During GRL I can be found, well, here and there. However, my schedule is below.

Oh, and don’t forget you still have a few days to enter to win a Fire Tablet in my Rafflecopter!



Book Rec of the Week

I’ve loved this book since I first read it as a kid. It’s full of Irish mythology, beautifully realised characters, and a fun plot. Well worth a read.

An Ancient Manuscript...

When ten-year-old Pidge finds the crumbling pages of an old manuscript in a second-hand bookshop in Galway, he unwittingly releases the serpent Olc-Glas--and the forces of good and evil gather to do battle. The Mórrígan, Goddess of Death and Destruction, has set her evil heart on gaining Olc-Glas and adding its poison to her own, thereby casting her shadow over the world.

A Lost Stone...

To thwart The Mórrígan, Pidge and his little sister Brigit are sent by The Dagda, Lord of Great Knowledge, on a quest to find a stone that has been lost for countless years--th only means of destroying the serpent.

A Perilous Adventure...

Pidge and Brigit's journey begins in Ireland...their destination is unknown. All true creatures help where they can, but ultimately, it is up to steadfast Pidge and courageous Brigit to find their own way. And always at their heels are the terrible hellhounds--the hounds of The Mórrígan....

When ten-year-old Pidge finds an ancient manuscript in a secondhand bookshop, he unwittingly sets into motion an epic battle between Good and Evil. In order to save the world from the Mórrígan , the Goddess of Death and Destruction, Pidge and his little sister, Brigit, go on a quest to find a stone that has been lost for countless years. And always at their heels are the terrible hellhoundsthe hounds of the Mórrígan.

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Deal of the Week

$1 eBook by Geoff Laughton
Sale ends September 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET

Shane Martinelli and William Houghton come from very different backgrounds. They meet at a high-end summer camp in the Adirondacks, where Shane works as a lifeguard to earn some money and begin saving for college. William is one of the guests, and he doesn’t want to be there. As far as William knows, his father only dumped him at the camp so he could spend time with his latest mistress. When Shane figures out William can’t swim, he offers to teach him. William enthusiastically responds, but when an unexpected storm blows in, William is caught in the water and Shane comes to his rescue. They barely reach shore before lightning strikes the dock—close enough to damage Shane’s hearing.

The following summer both boys return to the camp. Shane doesn’t let his use of hearing aids stand in his way. William is now a counselor-in-training. The attraction between them is undeniable, but how can they possibly make it work? Once camp is over, a week at William’s family home in the Hamptons will determine if the love that bloomed at the lake can survive in the real world.

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@rebelheartbooks is my new favorite place. As a small bookshop, they don’t have a large quantity of books, but the ones they do have are extremely well selected. 2 hours and $100 later, I think I’m in love — and likely skipping dinner for the foreseeable future. #rebelheartbooks #bookstagram #jacksonvilleoregon #bookshops
September 30, 2019

Must Read of the Week

I am too Irish for this sort of thing. Even if you don’t really believe in whatever, you don’t welcome this sort of energy into your house. I mean, seriously, the best that’s going to happen is that you spent a lot of money for a fake box. At worst you end up with a curse on your ass.

Might as well just cut down a fairy thorn.

The Mystery of the Cursed Dybbuk Box

There seem to be objects in this world that draw to themselves some sort of mysterious, dark energy. For whatever reasons unexplained forces, spirits, entities, or curses are said to gravitate towards these items, imbuing them with some ominous quality beyond our ability to explain or understand. One such baffling object turned up for sale on the Internet and immediately stirred the imagination with its story of spectral entities, curses, and strange happenings orbiting it, and it has gone on to catapult into one of the weirder haunted object tales of recent times.

The tale of what has come to be known as the Dybbuk Box, also spelled Dibbuk Box, has achieved almost urban legend status, and revolves around an old, antique wine cabinet steeped in a shadowy past that was allegedly discovered and purchased at an estate sale in Oregon by antiques collector and small-business owner Kevin Mannis.

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I am loving this.


Useless Site of the Week

I like to check every now and again. Has the large hadron collider destroyed the world yet? As of this morning?



Poetry of the Week

Nafeesa Hamid is a British Pakistani poet and playwright based in Birmingham. Her work covers taboo themes such as sex, domestic violence and mental health, using personal experience as a basis for her writing.

State of the TAM - 23 September

I'm leaaaaaaving on a jetplane.

What’s Up

Well, tomorrow I will be! My flight over to San Diego leaves in the morning and I actually have no idea when I’m going to land. I should check that!

So far I have lost my ESTA, found my ESTA, finished packing, found things that have to go in the cases, panicked, sat on the cases, and now I am FINALLY done. If only from sheer exhaustion and the decision that if I’ve forgotten anything I’ll just buy it over there.

My Cover Reveal at Boy Meets Boy happened over the weekend! Go and check it out. I’m so delighted with the cover, and you can enter to win a gift card.

I’m getting my hair cut this morning. If I managed to get back in time before this is scheduled to go out, you’ll get a picture! My hairdresser is the best. She cuts well and all, but the main selling point for me is that she has these awesome happy bulldogs that you get to pet prior to and after haircuts. Sometimes during. They have a nose for someone that will give them butt scritches on demand.

The GRL schedule is up! So you can see that I’ll be Planning the (im)Perfect Murder with Jordan L. Hawke and Rhys Ford. You’ll have to see what we come up.

My Perfect Murder?

Random.

The easiest way to get away with murder is for the crime to make no flippin’ sense to the police. That’s why the trope of ‘murder swap’ is so popular in fiction. Despite all the advances in DNA and forensics (or sometimes because of them), a murder investigation still runs on what makes sense to the detective. The family is always the first suspects, because most crimes aren’t cunning and don’t have a hidden twist.

If the killer is someone with no apparent connection to the dead person, how would they even find Joe Bloggs to compare DNA or take fingerprints? I mean, I know how my detectives would, but… Not telling you! What if I want to use it?

In a book! Obviously.

Right, off to get my hair cut! Wish me luck. If I’m bald at GRL, we’ll know that something went terrible wrong!

Oh, and don’t forget (which I almost did), you still have ten days to enter a raffle for a Fire Tablet.


Happy Sunday! 🦉 What were some of your most favorite reads of Summer??
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Can you believe that today is the last day of Summer?? I am SOOOO ready for Fall! (Though it will still feel like summer here for a while still.) I can’t wait for cooler weather and hoodies and warm drinks! 😊
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Do you have any favorite reads from this summer?? I read a lot of awesome books, some new reads and some re-reads, but I’m having the hardest time picking favorites. *Vow of Thieves* was definitely a fave, as was *The Rest of the Story* and *Soul of the Sword*, and so many more! 🤓 Now I can’t to get started on all the awesome books that I’m hoping to read this Fall! 😊 What about you?? Any fave reads from this Summer?
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📚 Fave Reads of Summer. #AlltheBooksSept19
📚 Sock Sunday. #BookQueensSept19
📚 Happy or Tragic Ending. #BookRavensSept19
📚 Second Breakfast. #FearYourNovelSours
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September 22, 2019

Book Rec of the Week

Yay! C.S Poe’s latest instalment in the Snow & Winter series is out tomorrow! Boo! It’s the last in the series! What are we going to do without our favourite cantankerous curator and sleuth in specs?

Rereads, anyone?

Anyhow, go check the book out now! Poe’s a great writer (an awful snitch, but a great writer!)

The Mystery of the Bones

The Mystery of the Bones By C.S. Poe
Snow & Winter: Book Four

It’s been a full year since the mystery that brought antique shop owner and part-time amateur sleuth Sebastian Snow together with NYPD homicide detective Calvin Winter. Patience, sanity, and their very lives have been put to the test, but love has persevered. Although Sebastian is now New York City’s best-known busybody, he’s done solving crimes and wants nothing more than to plan a romantic budget wedding.

Then Snow’s Antique Emporium receives a decapitated human head in the mail and the holidays are gory once again. Sebastian patently disregards the mystery of a lifetime because he is done with death and danger—but the killer escalates. Before Sebastian knows it, his closest friends and family are dragged into a series of horrific murders with antiquated clues hinting to the infamous Victorian American Bones Wars.

The clock is ticking to recover a long-lost artifact linked to paleontologist Edward Drinker Cope and to capture a murderer. But it’s not Sebastian who may become the next target—it’s Calvin.

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Left Turn at Albuquerque Road Trip Playlist!

Eldritch Jolene. ‘nuff said!


These conkers popped out of one shell.
September 22, 2019

Deal of the Week

Speaking of Poe, the first three books in the Snow & Winter series are currently on offer here: Snow & Winter. So if you need to catch up on Poe’s backlist, this is good time to start!

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Must Read of the Week

I was absolutely charmed by the Rebel Chef documentary on Channel Four. Gary Usher is charismatic, passionate, and an unstoppable force where his restaurants are concerned. He is also unassuming—always gobsmacked when things go right—and not afraid to get his hands dirty—I’m remain unsure why the tree stump had to be taken down but Usher but his back into it.

Prescot at the ready ☀️ It’s a beautiful day here in prescot if you are paying us a visit make sure you stop in and say hello to our friends @thelordstrange @urbanochiringuito @thebardprescot
August 25, 2019

Prescot is the sort of town where people go to the chippy, not the bistro. Or, at least, that’s what people would assume about the place. Not Usher, who’s convinced there’s an appetite for good food, cooked well, on the desolate high street. Maybe there wasn’t before, but Usher’s determined to convince people to come and eat with him by sheer force of personality if nothing else.

I want to eat there! Next time I’m up in that direction I’m definitely dragging people over with me.

The Rebel Chef: My Restaurant Revolution

Ex Africa semper aliquid novi, reckoned the Romans. Always a new twist on a cookery show, say we. The novel inflection of The Rebel Chef is that our rebel is rebelling by opening his restaurants far from London. Up North, indeed.

Gary Usher has had quite a career as a chef, including a stint at Chez Bruce in Wandsworth and with Angela Hartnett in Camden but he has deliberately created his own restaurants elsewhere, not because he doesn’t rate the food scene here but rather the reverse. He seems almost intimidated by it. A few months ago he conceded: “Right now, London is not only the best place in the UK for food, but perhaps the best in the world.”

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Speaking of writing murders…I am enjoying CRIMINAL on Netflix! It was a bit odd to get used to the conceit of it though. It doesn’t follow the usual rules—which are that you have to give the reader/viewer the evidence as you go, so they can piece the crime together with you. In this, however, the viewers are almost in the position of the guy on the wrong side of the interrogation table. You don’t know what the police know, what they’re bluffing about, or what they’ve missed. All they know is what they tell you.


Useless Site of the Week

Oooooh, fidgety (and flashy).


I love this cat.


Poetry of the Week

State of the TAM - 16 Sept

End of the Dead Man Stalking blog tour is today!

What’s Up

So the Dead Man Stalking by TA Moore ends today at TA Moore Writes…and no, I have never successfully written anything short. Go and check out the end of the story, find out more about my book, and enter to win prizes! Most of the blog tour stops still have a few days left on the competitions if you haven’t entered yet!

I will be—hopefully!—putting it together in a file and uploading as a mobi/pdf before I had over to San Diego. I’ll drop it here once I do.

Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win the Fire Tablet! It is to celebrate my 10th book with Dreamspinner!

I am not fully packed for my trip to San Diego. Except for my make up, which has suffered an unfortunate housing crisis. I need a new make-up bag, basically. It sounds simple but it’s going to take me a while to decide between holographic and black sequins. So…

Now that the blog tour has finished, the next thing up is the cover reveal for my upcoming book Swipe which is on Sept 21 at Boy Meets Boy. I can’t wait to hear what you guys think of the cover! I won’t have Swipe for GRL, it’s not out until December, but I WILL have some swag for anyone who’s there! They are pretty cool!

Oh and don’t forget! 13 Oct we’ll do an AMA :D.



Book Rec of the Week

Check out His Fairy Prince by JS Harker this week. It’s the second in the Tit for Tat series from Dreamspun Beyond and I think we can all agree…no one should reunite with the Lord of Spiders! Eek!

His Fairy Prince

Tit For Tat: Book Two

A trick of fairy magic becomes a romantic treat.

Halloween is fantasy-loving college senior Greg’s favorite holiday, and he’s thrilled to explore a spooky puzzle—even if his friends prefer slashers over witchcraft. Luckily the gorgeous and otherworldy Alaric wants to sneak time alone with him. Unluckily Greg’s sworn off hookups. Still reeling from an intoxicating kiss, Greg opens a secret door…

 …and steps through a portal to the enchanted realm Alaric is destined to rule.

Stranded with the alluring Greg, Alaric sets off across his kingdom with the man who might be the consort he’s always wanted. It won’t be easy—Alaric’s ex, the Lord of Spiders, wants to reunite with Alaric—but if Greg and Alaric succeed, they’ll find what they’ve always wanted: a place to belong.

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Deal of the Week

$1.16 eBook by Shira Anthony

Sale ends September 16, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET

Neriah, the crown prince of Tazier, escapes his father’s deadly wrath with the help of a Jinn named Tamir. Knowing that the other Jinn would find and punish him for falling in love with a human, Tamir takes Neriah’s memories of their brief time together and leaves him with only a jade pendant as a token of his love. Tamir is then stripped of his powers and imprisoned for his crime.

Ten years later, Neriah is still on the run from the King’s assassins, but each night he dreams of a lover whose face he cannot see and whose name he does not know, but who fills his heart with peace. Tamir, freed at last from his prison cell, poses as a pleasure slave and offers to serve the prince. Although Neriah does not recognize Tamir, he falls in love with the powerless Jinn. But just when Tamir has earned Neriah’s trust, he is forced to betray it. There may be no hope of mending their broken relationship, but Tamir is determined to see Neriah on his rightful throne—even if it costs the Jinn his life.

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Must Read of the Week

Science Has Figured Out Why You Love the Smell of Old Books

Do you like to have your nose in a book? No, we’re not talking figuratively. Something about the scent of old books can perk up any bookworm. And turns out, there’s a legitimate reason that dusty old pages actually smell good.

Most of what we smell comes from volatiles organic compounds (VOCs), which books give off as they decompose over time. University College London researchers extracted its VOCs from a 1928 French novel they found at a used bookstore. (Find out where to donate your own old books.) Volunteers blindly sniffed extracts from the book, plus seven other unlabeled scents ranging from chocolate and coffee to fish market and dirty linen.

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September 1, 2019

Useless Site of the Week

I will acknowledge IMMEDIATELY that this site should not be as funny as it actually is.

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Making stuff for my next show in October! Arrrrr!
September 10, 2019

Poetry of the Week

I went to university with Mark and he’s VERY GOOD! He’s got a contract for a poetry collection, but keep an eye out for his prose work too! I critiqued one of his short stories once thusly, “It’s beautiful, and weird, and I hate you that it’s so good!”. His writing is like taking a ride with a local taxi driver, the route is not one you’d have taken but turns out it’s the only one that made sense.

YOU GUYS, THE BIGGEST NEWS: my first full-length poetry collection, Nightlight, has been accepted for publication (coming in 2022) with Salmon Poetry! The tentative little twelve year old that started writing poetry - his dream has finally come true. I am so beyond thrilled and delighted and can't wait for you all to read it. #poetry #firstcollection #bookannouncement #irishpoetry #salmonpoetry
September 13, 2019

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