“Pirouette,” published by Black Mask Studios, LLC, is an understated little gem of a book about a girl named Pirouette and the two-faced clowns who raise her in a shabby old-timey circus. Clowns and circuses are fertile ground for fright, as well as beautiful art. This was a lovely book, light on story and heavyContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: Pirouette by Black Mask Studios, LLC”
I haven’t blogged in so long! I haven’t been writing much so I don’t have much to report on my writing process. I plan to change up my reviews to only review graphic novels and indie books on this blog, and quick recaps of all books on my Goodreads. I am trying to read moreContinue reading “Graphic Novel Review: Odessa by Jonathan Hill”
Not much to say these days about my creative projects as I haven’t finished as much in February as I had planned, but I’m doing a monthly post to update my progress and check in with my goals anyway. This last December, January and February were slow creatively. I have gotten a very slow startContinue reading “Spring is coming”
“A Memory Called Empire” by Arkady Martine, last year’s Hugo winner, is well worth its regard. It is the first book of the Teixcalalaan series, a cyberpunk and space opera universe inspired by many cultures, including the Byzantines, the Romans and the Aztecs. The second book comes out in a few months. The book followsContinue reading “Book Review: “A Memory Called Empire” by Arkady Martine”
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Hi, I’m Denise Ruttan, a writer, editor and photographer based in Corvallis, Oregon. I also like yoga and I’m learning guitar.
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