In which a homeschooler tries to write contemporary YA

"Maybe I'll just set it in a small college and then get my editor to help me change everything to high school details after the manuscript gets accepted." "I think I should Snapchat my sister who is actually in high school and see if that gives me more inspiration." "These problems are pretty universal, right?" … Continue reading In which a homeschooler tries to write contemporary YA

Welcome & TL;DR

UPDATE Everything crashed again, sorry, sorry, etc. We had a SNAFU with servers and switching and WordPress accounts and the fastest way to get this up and running again was to jump the gun on switching Wine & Marble to a domain of my own name, etc. It got complicated, Kiery King is a web … Continue reading Welcome & TL;DR

On criticism

Starting The YA Wallpaper with Gretchen has been a lot of fun. We're just getting going and I think we're doing something different from what anyone else is doing when they engage the genre. We're taking it on its own terms: YA is a serious genre taking on serious issues and expects more of its readers … Continue reading On criticism

Introducing: The YA Wallpaper

I'm going to be giving the Immodesty Rail series a rest for now and turn to something else that's been making me excited lately. Sometimes I rant about books on Twitter. Sometimes I write stupid posts about books that annoy me. And I always I grumble about bad writing with my inner feminist curmudgeon. But … Continue reading Introducing: The YA Wallpaper

Introducing: The Swan Children

I have been waiting impatiently for this day to come, and now it’s here and I can finally tell you what I’ve been working on for the past two months. Introducing! The Swan Children: Art Without Apologies.  The Swan Children is a bimonthly online art gallery and magazine founded to curate and showcase the creative work produced by … Continue reading Introducing: The Swan Children

Privilege and talking about hardship

“I would be just devastated.” It’s a word I’m not allowed to use, I think. You hit a point where too many bad things have happened to you in too short a period of time, and you suddenly have no time to be devastated because you’re pretty busy working until 7pm for someone else’s startup … Continue reading Privilege and talking about hardship