Articles Posted in the " Traditional Press " Category

  • Lois Lane Deals with the Fallout of Being Too Awesome

    Lois Lane, army brat, has just started her new school in Metropolis. She is determined to turn over a new leaf, hoping that her…behavioral issues…won’t follow her here. That plan gets shot to hell on her very first day, when she overhears a fellow student go to the principal asking for help dealing with bullies…and […]


  • Top 5 Galleys I Can’t Wait to Read

    Every year at BookExpo America and BookCon, I go through the list of books that will be featured and make an Excel spreadsheet (color-coded!) of all the titles that I want to pick up. Usually I come home with more than fifty books, half of which I never end up reading. This year, I tried […]


  • Lois Lane’s Time to Shine: An Interview with Gwenda Bond

    For 77 years, she has been standing in Superman’s shadow, but now it’s Lois Lane’s turn in the spotlight. At this year’s BookExpo America, one of the books I am most excited about is Fallout by Gwenda Bond, the first book in a new series centering around Lois’s younger years as a high school student in Metropolis. […]


  • “The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy” Wants You to Find Your Grail!

    First off, apologies for the Monty Python joke. I couldn’t resist. Second, and more importantly, it’s extremely necessary to have works sent out into the world where “fangirl” is not considered a dirty word, and in that respect, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks by Sam Maggs is excellent. It’s an upbeat, […]



  • K. J. Parker Revealed! And He’s Releasing a Serial

    In a surprise announcement last week, the mysterious writer known as  K. J. Parker revealed his identity as comedic fantasy writer Tom Holt. It had long been known that Parker was a pen name for a successful writer who wanted to write in a different vein, though who that writer was had been kept a […]


  • A Chat With Captive Prince Author C.S. Pacat

    A couple of weeks ago I got a copy of the upcoming Australian release of Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat. I didn’t know much about the book except that it began as a free online web serial, which had then become an e-book before finally getting picked up and published by Penguin. After I published […]


  • Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky – Review

    Kakashi Hiden: Lightning in the Icy Sky is the first light novel in the Naruto Hiden series. It’s written by Akira Higashiyama and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto, the creator of Naruto. The stories in the Hiden series take place after the end of Fourth Ninja War and tell about the journey of various characters before […]


  • Review: “Captive Prince” by C.S. Pacat

    If I had a dollar for every time a fangirl lamented that they wished traditional fiction was more like slash I would have like $40… at least. Jokes aside, I do know a lot of us fangirls are looking for original fiction that utilizes the tropes and sexual freedoms found in slash without just filing […]


  • Truth: “Lies We Tell Ourselves” Is a Must-Read

    Lies We Tell Ourselves is a powerful novel that focuses on the evolving relationship between two teenage girls on opposite sides of the segregated south: Sarah, one of the first black students to attend the all-white school in her town, and Linda, the daughter of a highly respected segregation activist who works for the local newspaper. […]