Sunspot Journal

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Sort of in recharge mode, I think, after all the travel recently.

The Sheep game is a weird little visual novel game I started to learn the Ren’Py engine so I could do Cryptic Stitching, and now I switch back and forth and as I learn something on one, I have to go apply it to the other one. Nameless Sheep will probably be done sooner, though, as it’s much, much shorter.

They both feature Sheep Shamans, though. Apparently I have a theme.

Up and running!

Okay! In theory, the website is now working and should be pretty again!

…except for print sales. Sorry. Limited Editions are available through me, but we don’t yet have links for the third party sales. (In fairness, I dumped like 200 images on them. It will take them awhile to get them up!) So, uh….look around, tell me if you find any glaring errors, yell at me for too many quotes and testimonials oh god there’s too many people will think I’m egotistical I’m really sorry they gave me a quote button A BUTTON I am not made of stone, people!

Fledgling

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So I was pulling weeds and flinging handfuls into the uncultivated chunk of garden under the trees, and I winged in a handful of chickweed and looked up just in time to see it land on top of this guy. (He is a Carolina Chickadee.)

I ran in and immediately excavated him. He was fine, but as he is a fledgling, still not a very good flier and couldn’t get out of the way. He sat and looked angrily at me while I took his photo. When I returned, he had scuttled off into the undergrowth.

(If you find a bird like this, eyes open and fully feathered, that is not injured, or not in immediate danger of being mauled by a cat or something, leave it alone. This is a normal stage of bird development and the parents are still feeding it while it wanders around and tests its wings. They know where it is.)

Sentimentality

I make a big deal about the ruthlessness of gardening and all, how I am a mighty slayer of weeds and bane of invasives, but the truth is that I just transplanted a plant that wasn’t doing well, and when I lifted it out, an earthworm was left behind in the hole.

So then I had to go back and get the plant’s worm for it because I was afraid that they might be friends.

Book tour!

Book Tour Public Events:

Monday 3/14:

7:30 pm
Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Thursday 3/16:

6:30 pm
An Unlikely Story Bookstore
111 South St, Plainville, MA 02762

Wednesday 3/23:

6:30 pm
The Red Balloon Bookshop.
891 Grand Ave, St Paul, MN 55105

(ZOMG I used to live down the road from there!)

If you’re local, please come out! I love to see people who know me as not-a-children’s-author. It reminds me of my real life, where I am weird and not entirely respectable and eat regrettable food and plant bulbs and have a pen name.

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