“Were You Expecting Faeries and Unicorns? My Bad.”

How is it still fascinating to people that women can write fiction? Action, suspense, thriller, crime, dark comedy, etc. are not exclusive to cockbearers. In fact, the capacity to tell stories or write prose has nothing to do with genitals! And yet here we are, 2014, still discriminating against writers because of their sex. I … Continue reading “Were You Expecting Faeries and Unicorns? My Bad.”

Von Simeon, International Woman of Action!

It is not a relief to hold your debut novel in print format. In fact, it is the opposite. Your back tenses up. Your face sours. Your lower sphincter tightens. What the hell have I just done?? But then, your face loosens, slacking your cheeks enough to produce a smile. There. The Dedication Page. The … Continue reading Von Simeon, International Woman of Action!

The Story of Creation, According to Von

A mother of five nervous children gathers her brood in a small cave. They're hiding in the woods, biding time until the hunt for the family passes them by. To soothe her babies, she closes in towards them and says, "I'm going to tell you the story of how life began eight billion years ago." … Continue reading The Story of Creation, According to Von

Beginning Of The End

I finished watching Breaking Bad on Netflix just a few moments ago. I applauded the screen after Vince Gilligan's name appeared in the final credits. Bravo. It made me sink into my couch and pop this notebook open, to purge what I've been experiencing. An end. A proud moment. A reckoning, delivered, successfully. Last Thursday … Continue reading Beginning Of The End

Your Best Friend Lives In Your Head

Over on Facebook I’m promoting my upcoming novel, I Blew Up Juarez. Every Tuesday until the book release, I’m gonna feature a character teaser. Last week, everyone met Set, and this week, the brilliant Jah. His curiosity encourages Jah to make new discoveries, foregoing the consequences, such as warping a simple creature into a destructive demigod. Oops!