Saturday, March 07, 2009

Happy International Women's Day

International Women's Day (IWD) is "IWD is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future." It was first celebrated in 1911.

The early years of IWD were often centered around campaigning for the right of women to vote, something that many of us in the modern industrialized world take for granted.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Generic update

Well, Boskone was good. The weather wasn't bad, so the drive in was fine. Sure, it was cold, but this is New England and it's winter.

I attended a lot of panels this time. Twilight was mentioned twice in panel descriptions and it seems a lot of people are concerned about the messages that it gives young adults. Some fear that Edward is too controlling, while others just think it's creepy that he watches her sleep and that she constantly risks her life for him. Someone compared him to Heathcliff of Wuthering Heights so I've checked out the book on CD from the library to refresh my memory. It will give me something to listen to on the way to the day job, especially now that I finished the second book in the Twilight series.

After Boskone, I started work on the next episode of my podcast. I interviewed accomplished author and editor Catherine Lundoff, whose collection, Night’s Kiss: Lesbian Erotica, has just been released by Lethe Press, talks with me about her vampire stories. It was interesting and fun; Catherine is great to talk to. We had a good laugh about zombies. You'll have to listen to figure that one out ;-)

I suppose I should get back to work on getting my tax info together. If you're interested in the podcast interview with Catherine, go to