Monthly Archives: May 2014

BayCon 2014

I attended BayCon 2014 this past weekend.  Fun!  Inspiring!

I’ll be writing a longer post about the con on my writers group’s blog, Leasspell Writers Group at .  In the meantime, here’s an image of Denise Tanaka, Jennifer Carson, and myself participating in the Master Crafter’s competition on Saturday.  We made a welcome basket for aliens that had recently landed on our planet.

Denise Tanaka, Carolyn Hill, and Jennifer Carson

Denise Tanaka, Carolyn Hill, and Jennifer Carson

Out of the Walls

In February 2008, my brother died of ALS. During his four-year-long struggle with the disease, he anonymously published a no-holds-barred blog on Blogger, to which I contributed as “Ratty”. Under that protective pseudonym, I published a much smaller companion blog called Rat in the Walls, which allowed me to voice things about his illness that I couldn’t voice otherwise.  Today, I pulled down the wall and changed my Blogger profile to use my real name instead of the pseudonym.

I’m owning the ugly as well as the love.