American Field Guide to Australian Animals

It has come to my attention that I was, during the formative years of childhood, grotesquely misinformed about the size and danger of Australian wildlife. I’ve been in Victoria for a few months now, and I have not once, not once, been accosted by any sort of giant,...

The penguins gave me a cover

According to Google Analytics, most people who visit my website are either college classmates or YA readers. If you’ve been on this website before, you will probably be surprised that I know this information. An outside observer would probably look at my posts...

Day 9 in Hotel Quarantine

For the past nine days, I’ve been in a hotel room with windows that don’t open. I can’t leave. I don’t even have a room key. Three times a day, someone knocks on my door with a paper bag of food. It’s weird. But I’m very glad to be...