Leonard’s Ten Rules

With the series now ended, much has already been said about the excellence of FX’s Justified. For my contribution to the conversation, I repost here Elmore Leonard’s ten rules for writing:  Never open a book with weather.  Avoid prologues.  Never use a...

The Book Swag Shop

Warning! Danger Will Robinson!  Okay, don’t say I didn’t warn you … Christine Powell Gomez is a speculative fiction author – she’s also an artist. I just picked grabbed this fabulous bookmark from her Etsy store. I love everything about...

LK Rigel’s Best of 2011

Some pretty great things came to my attention in 2011. In no particular order:   George Takei. His running commentary on Facebook is intelligent, provocative, hilarious, and kind.     The Orchard by Theresa Weir. As an enemy first unrecognized then denied destroys...

Sock Heaven = in the Ozone

I love Ozone Socks. This one is called “eyebrid” – haha. Doesn’t that tell you everything you need to know about this company? Maybe not everything, but everything you need to know. They’re sharp. They’re creative. They aren’t...

Ode to Iain Glen

Oh, my. Iain Glen – who I adored in Wives and Daughters and is wonderful in anything and everything — is going to be in Game of Thrones. Now, I will admit that I have never read the Martin opus. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to drool over the...