Tag Archives: Novel

NaNoWriMo Tips

If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo, you hopefully have an idea by now of what your novel is going to be about. If not, you may struggle a bit at the beginning getting going, but maybe the writers here at GeekMom and GeekDad can help! Read More

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Hammer of Witches

Hammer of Witches

Hammer of Witches by Shana Mlawski is all about stories: fairy tales, religious texts, and history. She takes what we know of Columbus’ voyage to America and uses it as the backdrop about a boy learning the power of words, and the magic behind the meaning of stories. It’s a good book. Read More

Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes

Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes

There are some books I read more than once. Mystery novels are not part of that group. I already know who “did” it, so that’s that. With Matt Kindt’s graphic novel Red Handed: The Fine Art of Strange Crimes. I’ve read it a couple times and plan to read again. At its most basic, this is a detective noir story. But ethics and the boundaries of the law are the heart. Read More

Stormdancer: The Lotus War Book One

Stormdancer: The Lotus War Book One

Japanese steampunk. Yeah, I said Japanese steampunk. Stormdancer by Jay Kristoff is a dystopian feudal Japan setting with Iron Samurai wielding chainsaw katanas. Chainsaw katanas. It is a well-done kung-fu movie as a book, but with a female heroine, and a detailed new fantasy setting. Read More

Art, Sex and Beautiful Men

Relying on seductive art to draw in your audience is akin to a comedian swearing. It doesn’t take skill to get a reaction. There have been several recent posts GeekMom and elsewhere about the sexualization of women in comics. Although that’s nothing new, female geeks are finally getting fed up- realizing that being loyal and… Read More

Re-Entering the Job Market

I talked about being a stay at home mom in my last post, but I’m preparing to re-enter the job market. The thought of working outside the home is a rather terrifying thought to me. I’ve been in school for the last two years and I’m due to graduate with a degree in Medical Office… Read More