Category Archives: Adventure

Burning the Man

I opened the stage at Burning Man 2016 with this story. The crowd there liked it, and I hope you do too. It started off as a joke. People used say that it was the best week to get brunch, … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Cleverness, Ego, Kill it with fire, San Francisco, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

S E Q U E L

There are things you think will make you a REAL WRITER. And then they happen, and you're still just you. I'm real. You're real. Write. — Meg Elison (@megelison) February 4, 2016 I have been sitting on some good news … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Books, Cleverness, Ego, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

9 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Burning Man

I’ve spent a lot of words here trying to define an experience that is ultimately indefinable. It’s something different for everyone, and you will likely have different wishes after your first burn.

It was the best and worst vacation I’ve ever had. Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Love, Remembrance, San Francisco | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

NorWesCon 38: a Glorious Blur

Memory is the ghost of time trapped in meat and it doesn’t always work. It works even less when the meat is excited. First, an old friend. I was met at the hotel by my friend Julian. I have moved … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Books, Ego, Geekery, Love, travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Philip K. Dick Award Finalist

My debut novel, THE BOOK OF THE UNNAMED MIDWIFE, is on the shortlist for the 2014 Philip K. Dick Award. This is the coolest thing that has ever happened to me. I don’t know who nominated me, but I’m so … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Books, Love | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

The Country Gentleman

There aren’t many choices when you’re a matronly 15 year old virgin who wants to be someone else. You can’t be the beautiful girl you’d literally kill to become. You’re also locked out of innocent ingénue, femme fatale, and cheerfully … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Cleverness, Fashion, Remembrance | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dressing to suit your own personal fable

You wore your hair in braids last night and now it’s doing that rippling thing that helps it to catch the sun. Leave it down. You have that loose dress that you never wear, but today’s the day. With the … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Cleverness, Fashion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments