Empire of Sand by Tasha Suri
 

Empire of Sand

Review

 
Sword of Kaigen by M. L. Wang
 

Sword of Kaigen

New Release Review

 
Silent, Simple, Trouble: Corin Hayes Omnibus by G. R. Matthews – Cover Reveal
 

Corin Hayes Omnibus

Cover Reveal

 

Browsing all articles tagged with family.

How Do You Write with Kids in the House?

How Do You Write with Kids in the House? 

Writing is hard work. Whether it be a novel, short story, or blog post, writing requires a lot of concentration and time. I’ve read many articles since I started writing that give advice on different aspects of the craft: how to start, dealing with writers block, keeping your plot interesting, etc. I’ve read a lot […]

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Of Generational Geekdom

Of Generational Geekdom 

There’s this stereotype of the generic geek, nerd, or whatever one cares to label a person who enjoys the science fiction and fantasy genres. Socially awkward, something of a jerk regarding certain subjects (Star Wars or Star Trek debates anyone?), somewhat nitpicky, the person always chosen last for sports of any kind. Possibly bespectacled, and […]

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Moms in Fantasy: Beyond the Stereotypes

Moms in Fantasy: Beyond the Stereotypes 

To balance my father issue article from last week, I present to you the flip side: mothers in fantasy. I have to say I’m a bit disappointed in some of the portrayals of mothers in fantasy. It seems like mothers are the ones usually killed off first, or the mothers are put on a pedestal […]

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Father Issues

Father Issues 

Fathers and father figures have tremendous influence over children in their early years, and by extension, they have a lot to say about what children become as adults. Fantasy is a great genre to explore father/child relationships. There are so many potential opportunities for fathers and children to butt heads in fantasy—in worlds where children […]

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Disney Parents: Dead Mothers and Absent Fathers

Disney Parents: Dead Mothers and Absent Fathers 

Quick, think of an animated Disney movie that features a hero or heroine with two parents who are alive and present in the main character’s life for the entire movie. Hard to do, yes? One recent movie touches the edge of that elusive dream: in Tangled, Rapunzel’s birth parents never give up searching for her […]

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