Who am I?
Once upon a time, I worked in online journalism and took pictures of professional hockey players. I was involved in various areas of fandom (literary, multimedia, you name it), and I believed strongly in staying up until 3AM to finish out that random Babylon 5 marathon.
Then I had 4 kids in 3 years and moved to the Midwest, and life changed. I’ve spent the last few years renovating an 1890’s farm house, keeping the kids alive, and slowly getting established as a human being again.
What can you expect to find here?
You’ll find book reviews here in a variety of genres: Sci-Fi & Fantasy are the most prevalent, but History, Science (non-fiction), and Children’s Lit will also be making appearances.
You can also expect to find parenting anecdotes about the trials and tribble-ations of raising four children born within a three year window (three of them in fifteen months, yay twins!), and notes on children’s items for the geeky household (yes, someone really did offer me a Death Star cookie jar for a baby present).
Finally, I’ll also be sharing useful tidbits I pick up along the way, both geek-specific (i.e. taking your kids to con? Here are 3 things to keep in mind!) and my-life specific (i.e. tips for navigating language immersion preschool, how to handle those classic questions about twins for the Nth time, things to know if you’ve decided to go the Single Mother By Choice route).
Got a question? I’m always happy to share my experiences!