Neuschwanstein: Cinderella’s Castle

When a castle is involved, there cannot be a better time or place to meet one’s own prince charming.Welcome to my newest column on castles and the history surrounding them. On today’s journey, we travel to Germany. As a prior expat, living abroad in Munich, Germany, one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited was…

Elvy Makes Bread

An actual photo of my stand mixer, after I forgot about the bread dough rising in its bowl. Oh well. I’m sure everyone reading this understands bookworms do things like that fairly often, it’s probably more of a surprise I still attempt things like bread making. But look what I got out of it! My…

New Markets for Interactive Fiction

  For some readers, leaning back and reading a book isn’t enough. We need to lean forward, stir things up, take action. The popularity of fan fiction speaks to a reader’s love for directing where characters will go. Until recently, stories a romance reader could control were rarer than orange trees in Alaska. Used to…