Essays · Introduction

(The Start of) An Impassioned Defense of Fan Fiction

As a general rule, I don't post reviews of fanfics on this blog. Certainly, there was one notable instance—an instance in which said fanfic was eventually published as a book for sale, incidentally. Lately, I've begun to ask myself: Why is that? This is my "dirty" secret: I read a lot of fanfic. As a… Continue reading (The Start of) An Impassioned Defense of Fan Fiction

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Artist · Interview

Interview: Kelly Tinker, Artist Extraordinaire

  Introducing a new corner: Kai's interviews! Kai's first interviewee is Kelly Tinker, the artist who did the cover art and maps for Kai's fantasy novel, These Lies That Live Between Us. But this is only a drop in the ocean of art that Kelly creates. She has a BA in art (specializing in metalsmithing),… Continue reading Interview: Kelly Tinker, Artist Extraordinaire