Blog Update: Now with Official News!

Hello Everyone!!

I have not forgotten you–or this blog–despite all evidence to the contrary. I’ve just had two pretty major life events happen to me this summer and it’s taken up some time.

  1. “Pirate Women” has sold! Which means that I actually have to write it 🙂 But it will be, at some time in the future, a real book that you can buy in a real store. So that is major and epic and sometimes I still can’t believe it.
  2. I found out that our family is going to be expanding by 1 in February! Tom and I are having a little boy, and we are over the moon about it.

So, with those two additions to my life, I’ve been a bit busy!! I have been writing the book at a breakneck pace as well as dealing with a bunch of other impending-motherhood stuff. Rest assured, I am healthy and happy and know how blessed I am to be in this position. There’s just a lot going on around here 🙂

In case you missed it, I published a piece on the Toast about the divine Agent Dana Scully, which I think is my most popular post to date: read it here. It’s heartening to know that there are so many fangirls out there. ❤

Speaking of fangirls, WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THE FORCE AWAKENS!!! Twitter was about to explode during halftime last night. If that guy kept talking about football for one more second, I think people would have rioted. But we have a trailer! And it looks cool! And it really seems like the heroes of this film are a woman and a man of color and HOW WONDERFUL is THAT?!?! If you missed the trailer, here it is.

If you would like a shot-by-shot breakdown (and really, who wouldn’t?) EW has the goods.

I cannot describe how happy this all makes me. The internet, for all the crap that’s rightly said about it, has really brought some wonderful togetherness. Thirteen year old me had no idea that one day I would be able to geek out about Star Wars with millions of others through a virtual community. I had one SW friends throughout all middle school (hi, Kenny!) and we talked about it endlessly, but we thought we were alone. But there were others out there! We were not alone!! And that’s a beautiful thing. Whatever you love, you gorgeous weirdo, you are not alone. Someone out there feels the same way you do, and if you google hard enough, you will find them!!

Trying to buy movie tickets last night for two hours was, in its own way, a great communal experience. I wondered how proud George Lucas must be to know that a story he told has inspired this much demand (that crashed fandango and every other ticket site until well past midnight). It’s a strong testament to the power of stories and how much we need them in our lives. It’s only sharpened my commitment to continue to tell them through my books, and to make sure especially that everyone finds someone to identify with in them. So hooray, Finn! Hooray, Rey!! I already love you both and I haven’t even seen the movie yet. These two months cannot go by fast enough.

I am going to commit–publicly here on the blog–to updating every Tuesday. Will anyone read it? I don’t know! But I will have all sorts of things to share, about the book, baby stuff, STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS, and any other thing that’s going on in the world. So stop on by! And thanks for sticking with me. Next week–I will FINALLY review “Harry Potter 5” AND “6” (two for one? What sorcery is this?)!!



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