In which I pun (kind of) on Christmas songs

So, like I’d mentioned earlier, I write sometimes for This Dog’s Life now that I’m a fancypants freelancer. If you have pups, or if you’d like to read me being kind of silly with dogs as subject matter, or if you’re really only in it for the cute dog pictures, VOILA. My latest: Tips To Keep Pups Safe During the Holidays. 

Don’t do this though

See also: Etsy gifts for your slobbering fur babies.

All I Want for Christmas

This blog post brought to you by an e-mail I sent to mi familia. We’re doing a Secret Santa this year, ’cause we’re all broke as hell.

In Buffy We Trust

Are we sending links to give ideas for our Secret Santas? Here are mine:

Or any of these books:
  1. Black Girl Dangerous on Race, Queerness, Class and Gender
  2. From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers
  3. Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Sex, Morality, And The Evolution Of A Fairy Tale
  4. Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
  5. American Rose: A Nation Laid Bare: The Life and Times of Gypsy Rose Lee
  6. The Amazons: Lives and Legends of Warrior Women across the Ancient World
  7. Zami: A New Spelling of My Name – A Biomythography
  8. The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance
  9. Changing My Mind: Occasional Essays

I know we were only supposed to list three but…I couldn’t narrow down my book wish list any more than this! (There are literally hundreds of books on my wish list.) But I’d be happy with pretty much any of these! Pick the one you most want me to lend to you, haha.



I’m terrible, and it’s been a while, so here’s what’s been going on with me!

Freiburg Germany (aka Fairy Tale, Germany)
  1. I’m part time now, and loving it.
  2. I’ve got a few (paid!) writing gigs lined up at This Dog’s Life. Sometimes they are very silly.
  3. I’m also going to be spending two weeks in Freiburg, Germany this summer, at the Black Forest Writing Seminar. I’ll be taking not one but TWO classes with Roxane Gay: “The Brutal Languages of Love” (fiction) and “Beyond the Self” (personal essay.) Ich bin sehr aufgeregt.
  4. That ^ is probably completely wrong. I’m also trying to teach myself rudimentary German by July.
  5. I won my third NaNoWriMo in a row (which is part of why this blog has been full of nothing but tumbleweeds lately.)
  6. I’ve been shortlisted for this anthology about death from Everywhere Now Press and will hopefully be hearing from them soon!
  7. I am four books away from keeping my five-books-a-month resolution for 2014 and I’m off for two weeks after this (horrible) week, so you know I’m gonna just eat those last four.
  8. I’ve written two more chapters of my novel (which was last year’s NaNo project) and aim to be DONE with the second draft of the manuscript by my 26th birthday on March 30. Writing this here to hold myself accountable for that.

One of my 2015 resolutions is likely going to be to blog more regularly.