In Jotunheim, the home of the giants, is Mimir’s well. It bubbles up from deep in the ground, and it feeds Yggdrasil, the world-tree. Mimir, the wise one, the guardian of memory, knows many things. His well is wisdom, and…Read more


Cain Donnelly was sick to death of being alone.  Or, more specifically, he was sick and tired of going to bed alone. It had been a long time since he’d touched a woman.  Four years.  Four years since Kathleen had walked…Read more

Mysteries & Thrillers

Arturo’s was on the east side of La Cienega, two blocks south of Pico. It was a classic American diner with a facade made from chrome and glass. The parking lot had white-lined slots for six cars and only three…Read more

SF & Fantasy

Persephone knew everyone on the dahl, making strangers stand out, and the girl at the gate was stranger than most. Small, young, and slender, the visitor was boyish with short unevenly hacked hair. Persephone couldn’t tell if the sun had…Read more

Food & Cooking

This bright green soup has so many of the elements that I love to have in a dish. It has contrasting flavors—the sweetness of the peas and the heat of the chiles—and contrasting textures with the crispy Serrano ham floating…Read more

Teen & YA

When we’re shut inside Bailey’s car, Lauren stops screaming and starts to whimper. I take her ice-cold hand in mine. “You didn’t get hurt, did you?”  “She’s fine,” Bailey says, starting the engine and peeling away from Sparrow Hill.  “I…Read more


Music was always played in the Lydon home; it was a constant thing. Dad was particularly into it—he used to play accordion when he was very young. At twelve and thirteen, back in Ireland, he was in Irish show bands,…Read more

Books & Ideas

When we lose something important, or someone we love does, we begin by retracing our steps. More often than we’d expect, we have found lost treasures, keys, glasses, and earrings at our feet, whether on the beach beside the rough…Read more

Science & Tech

Of course, scientists often disagree with each other. But they are proud to agree on what new evidence it would take to change their minds. The route to any discovery will be published and whoever follows the same route should…Read more