Fran Wilde Fran Wilde

Fran Wilde writes science fiction and fantasy. Her first novel, Updraft debuts from Tor/Macmillan in September 2015. Her short stories appear at Asimov's, Nature, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, and Tor.com. Fran hosts an interview series about genre fiction and food called Cooking the Books. She can also program digital minions, tie most of the sailor's knot board, and re-load a fountain pen without spattering herself with ink (usually). She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and their tween-minecraft fanatic / book addict / budding Scratch programmer.

Truly Everlasting: <em>Tuck Everlasting</em>‘s 40th Anniversary

GeekMom celebrates the 40th Anniversary Edition of Tuck Everlasting, an immortal children's classic.

How to Keep Social Media from Eating Your Life

Here are a few ways to keep them from eating your life (some of which you may already be familiar with, but they're worth revisiting) -- allowing you to enjoy social media sites when you’re ready, but don’t feel ...

Fast, Eco-Friendly Ghost Lanterns

With a few items you probably already have, you can make ghost lanterns that are re-usable, recyclable, and eco-friendly.

5 Ways to Geek London with London Pass, Part 2

GeekMom Fran explores literary and time geek adventures in London, with the help of the London Pass. Onwards!

Five Ways to Geek London With London Pass, Part 1

I'm a literary geek, a nautical geek, and a time geek; the husband is a bit of a history geek, with a particular interest in Londinium; and our daughter? She thought most of what she wanted to see in London was ...

A Meditation on Heroes: One Mom’s Journey to Artesia, New Mexico

Lawyer Stephanie Izaguirre traveled to Artesia, New Mexico, to help kids and moms in the immigration detention center. Who are her heroes? Buffy, Zoe, Batman, and Elizabeth Warren.

Our Totally Unscientific Food Box Experiment

One family, two food subscription services: Plated and Blue Apron. Beneath the pile of boxes, they discovered something: They liked cooking again.

International Scratch Day: Saturday, May 17!

Do your kids Scratch? Nope, this isn't a medical question. Scratch is a free programming language developed for kids.

Cooking the Books: <em>Attack the Geek</em> with Michael R. Underwood & Giveaway!

The author discusses his latest book, how publishing is like a restaurant, his favorite pizza recipe, and a book giveaway.

10 Questions With Award-Winning Science Fiction Editor Sheila Williams

Is the award-winning editor of one of science fiction's top magazines a geek or a nerd? Join us as Sheila Williams of Asimov's answers ten GeekMom questions.