Baker Mansion. Image from Atlas ObscuraCharlotte Nicole Davis writes about getting her first Harry Potter tattoo at 21—and getting it removed. A moving essay about the things that get us through childhood, and the things we leave behind.

On Kalimac’s Corner, DB thinks about what they loved about Tolkien, and what other writers they found it in. (Thanks to File 770.)

There’s a new Shirley Jackson biography coming out.

Coincidence, or curse? You decide. Just like the original CW show, in the reboot of Charmed, the actor who plays the telekinetic sister is abruptly leaving the show after three seasons.

The Baker House, AKA Redwood Cottage, looks beautiful, luxurious and only a teensy bit creepy.

The new cold war seems to be cyberattacks and the USA is facing two fronts. After Biden’s private conversation with Vladimir Putin, Secretary of State Anthony Blinkin has some stern words for China in the wake of the Microsoft hack.

On Sunday, July 25, 5-7 pm Pacific Daylight Time, Nancy Jane Moore will be reading from her novel For the Good of the Realm on the FOGCon Authors Read/Rapid Reads event. Several others will read briefly, including me. It’s free but an RSVP is required.

On Whatever, Dan Rice talks about the microscopic world and how it inspired his novel, Dragons Walk Among Us

Ada Hoffman shares her favorite bit of her new work The Fallen on Mary Robinette Kowal’s blog.

LitHub thinks about perfume.


  • Marion Deeds

    Marion Deeds, with us since March, 2011, is the author of the fantasy novella ALUMINUM LEAVES. Her short fiction has appeared in the anthologies BEYOND THE STARS, THE WAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, STRANGE CALIFORNIA, and in Podcastle, The Noyo River Review, Daily Science Fiction and Flash Fiction Online. She’s retired from 35 years in county government, and spends some of her free time volunteering at a second-hand bookstore in her home town.