I discuss my favorite under-read fantasy books of the 2010s (fourth and final post in my "Readers of the Lost Arc" series on Lady Business blog):
Here's a nice blogpost by @stealthmunchkin about Mastodon and why you don't need to worry about instances to use it. (Basically, think of it like email rather than like the bird site.) https://andrewhickey.info/2017/11/16/mastodon-dont-worry-about-instances/
Back pain update (happy news! But it involves needles)
To my ENORMOUS relief, physical therapist was able to make my back feel almost normal again. She did "dry needling", which involves sticking needles into trigger pts & wiggling them to force knotted muscles to release. NOT fun, but damn if it didn't work. I've been able to sit, walk, bend over, write, etc, without pain. Now to see if by doing exercises, etc, I can avoid more spasms. Fingers crossed.
Anybody got recs for recent great middle-grade fantasy along the lines of Tui Sutherland's Wings of Fire series? My 8yo is a bit of a reluctant reader but loves the Wings of Fire books, so I'm seeking something similar. (Have tried the classics like Narnia, Diana Wynne Jones, Harry Potter, etc, with mixed results.)
I had big plans for writing productivity today. Made sure I had no other tasks, appts, etc. And then I made mistake of lifting my son's bike out of car when I dropped him off at school. Hello lower back spasm, worst I've had in a year or more. Now I'm lying in bed with my legs up on pillows & unable to move lower body without agony. Awesome. Guess I should learn to write fiction by typing 1-fingered on my phone.
#introduction Hey, everyone. I write adventure/epic fantasy (Shattered Sigil trilogy already pubbed, now working on a new fantasy featuring deadly sea magic, coral atolls, and spies).
I'm from Colorado but currently living on the South Island of New Zealand, which is just as beautiful as all the Lord of the Rings movies make it out to be. I do a lot of mountain climbing & skiing to procrastinate from writing.
Mountain climber, figure skater, engineer, SFWA member, author of The Whitefire Crossing, The Tainted City, and The Labyrinth of Flame.
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