Lately

My novel, A Coven in Essex County, completed its print run as a serialized book. It’s available to read on Visitant, with links to the chapters in an organized list on my blog here: A Coven In Essex County

Meanwhile, I’ve launched an org! I’m collecting data and oral history from tabletop gamers who identify as women, non binary, gender non conforming, and bigendered, plus anyone else who answers the survey and poll questions! Visit PanopLit to contribute your own story, add to that sweet data, or just read about Gay Futures!

I am also on the second draft of my second novel and will be releasing Coven in a new format (print and ebook!) with extended content and a footnoted version of the story it’s a sequel to- H.P. Lovecraft’s The Shadow Over Innsmouth.

Thank you for following, and stay tuned!

JMYL

Nexus Game Fair and Beyond

I published an article on FemHype about my experience at Nexus Game Fair this weekend. Unfortunately, due to a lack of response about a tentacle rape game featured at the convention, I do not think I will be returning.

It was still a time to meet great people and learn some new games, and for that I am grateful.

I am working on a long-form article on trauma in games right now, and pulled some excellent suggestions on Twitter. Working through my contacts to get game designers’ input before compiling all of the information!

Here are two self portraits I took at Lincoln Park Zoo yesterday:

J.M.

Bad at Blogging

I’m really very bad at blogging and I hate doing it. I read the blogs of other writers and am always amazed at their insight and wisdom and way with words and I wonder if I am not striving for the entirely wrong set of goals. Then I reach a milestone, like finishing the first draft of my novel, and remember that we all have to die someday, might as well suffer during our time on Earth.Continue reading “Bad at Blogging”

New Projects

I am pleased to announce that this month I have launched two new projects! The most relevant one is Architectonic Sketchbook, a blog featuring flash fiction inspired by architecture. Fiction will post every Wednesday (with a little luck), followed by an explanation of where the architectural featured in the post are from a day later. The first post is called ‘Evidence of Fire.’ I will post the fiction below, just to give you a taste of the writing exercises I am doing weekly:Continue reading “New Projects”