Author Archives: D. E. Atwood

About D. E. Atwood

When D.E. Atwood was in second grade, she finally grew tall enough to see the shelf above the mysteries in the bookmobile. She discovered a rich landscape of alternate worlds, magic, and space and has never looked back from the genres of fantasy and science fiction. When she was twelve, she declared that she was going to be a writer, and share the stories that she saw happening all around her. She wanted to create characters that others would care about, and that would touch their lives, like the books that she read had touched her own life. Today she has combined her interests, creating genre stories about the people who live next door, bringing magic into the world around us. When not writing, D.E. Atwood is a mother (to two children and a cat), a wife, a reader, a knitter, a systems administrator, a roleplayer, and a music aficionado. Sleep, she claims, is optional.

Book Review: The Rules and Regulations for Mediating Myth & Magic

It’s very possible that I’m a bit of an F.T. Lukens fangirl. Seriously. I mean… you’ve probably already noticed this. But there’s good reason for it! For one, I’m in love with her Broken Moon series. For two, now we … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ghosts & Ashes, by F.T. Lukens

You may remember that about a year ago, I was given the opportunity to preview a copy of F.T. Lukens’s first YA SF novel, The Star Host. I was thrilled when she contacted me to ask if I’d like to … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Harmony Ink!

Harmony Ink Press is celebrating its anniversary, and offering specials throughout the month and dollar reads on certain books. This week (March 17-23rd) they are celebrating their third year, and sophomore class authors. Go stop by, buy a book (or … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Star Host, by F.T. Lukens

I am absolutely thrilled to have been given the opportunity to be an advance reader for The Star Host, by F.T. Lukens. The short version is that this book is amazing, and I am hard-pressed to be more coherent than … Continue reading

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What’s in your toolbox? (And how do you use it?)

The hardest part of getting shiny new tools is trying to figure out how to use them. We know they’re there. We’ve learned them and maybe we’ve even thought about how they could come up. If it’s TKD, I think about where I can use a combination–is it an offense or a defense, what does it compete against best? If it’s writing, I think about the new technique with my own words, wondering how it might fit in, or where a character could use the idea, or which words could change. It’s all conscious action. Continue reading

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sometimes life kicks you in the face

Our annual big AAU Taekwondo championship is coming up in slightly less than a month. Many of our black belts are competing this year for one reason or another (including my husband and son), but I am determined to compete. … Continue reading

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First Event

I was supposed to be heading to First Event in Waltham tomorrow (Saturday) to do a reading at 11:30am, but unfortunately I have had to cancel. I came down with a bug on Wednesday night and as of partway through … Continue reading

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Rainbow Award Winner!!!!

I’ve been notified that If We Shadows has won the Rainbow Award for Best Transgender Debut, for Best Transgender Fiction, and for Best Transgender Book. Continue reading

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Rainbow Award Finalist!

The other day I was absolutely thrilled to be notified that I was on the Honorable Mention list for the Rainbow Awards. The review I received was incredible (and may have made me tear up just a little… okay, a … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Cornbread Muffins

I have been a diet-controlled diabetic for eight years and I eat gluten free due to sensitivities. I am trying to search out recipes that I can make ahead and just pull out of the freezer when I need them. Recently our CSA has been overabundant with summer sweet corn. I searched for recipes for gluten free cornbread muffins that included corn kernels. I found the recipe Late Summer Corn Muffins at Gluten Free on a Shoestring, which was almost perfect. All I needed to do was adapt it to my specific lower sugar needs. Continue reading

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