- Magic School, learning the lore of Magic: The Gathering, August 2013
- Two for the Books, a look at NPR’s Top SFF Novels 51 – 100 (Contributor), October 2011
- Through the Pensieve, reflections on Harry Potter (Contributor), July 2011
- Geek Speak: Year One, an anniversary issue retrospective (Contributor), March 2011
THE TOP 13
TV – ON DVD
Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.
— Groucho Marx
Geek Speak Status: Contributing Writer
Preferred Nationality: Too many to choose from
Known Alias(es): Alleya, Katdragon
Michael Bay is… who?
Gateway Fandom: Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card; Alanna – The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
Favorite Movie: Does the recording of the final performance of the musical Rent count?
Favorite TV Show(s): Firefly, Burn Notice, Krod Mandoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire
Favorite Book: Depends on what genre I’m in the mood for. Currently Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde.
Favorite Author: Elizabeth Moon.
Guilty Pleasure: Second-hand bookstores.
Crush(es): The curly-haired guy on Any Dream Will Do.
Vendetta(s): Bad fan fiction writers, trilogies that were clearly meant to fit in one book, books with endings that practically force you to buy the next one in the series. People on “talent” shows that can’t sing.
Fan Fiction: Pro or Con? Depends on the quality of the story.
THE FINAL 5
Trek or Wars: Wars (although Patrick Stewart is hot).
DC or Marvel: Neither – I like “Order Of The Stick” comics online.
Vampires or Werewolves: Awww, can’t I have both?
Dragons or Unicorns: Dragons – you can do so many different things with them.
Time Travel: Pro or Con? Depends. In Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next series it works very well. If I had to read The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger again I think I’d go insane.