What happens when gods wane, retire, or just decide they need a change of employment?
13 writers took up the challenge and let their imaginations run wild in this anthology that is nearly-always amusing, somewhat insightful, and completely irreverent as we imagine the gods of yore in retirement. Volume 1.Available on Amazon
Meet The Author of Rule 34
Rule 34 by Avery Vanderlyle: When the Primal Terror goes AWOL, Demeter is forced to chase him down in order to keep humanity from destroying themselves; unfortunately, he has a new hobby, and it’s for mature audiences only.
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About Avery Vanderlyle
Avery Vanderlyle credits her interest in the sexy side of sci fi and fantasy to reading Samuel Delany as a teenager. Today she still reads more than is healthy, devours Game of Thrones fan theories, plays Dungeons and Dragons, and earns money by making computer programmers cry. She lives in Boston with her spouse and six cats… some of whom converse with her regularly.
Cover Art of “A Beastly Affair” provided by Circlet Press. Out Now!
The importance of Obstacles
by Avery Vanderlyle
There are lots of quotes and sayings that I think are clever, but there aren’t a lot that move me,so when does,I do my best to remember it. I first heard this one from my mother-in-law: “There are no obstacles in the path. The obstacles are the path.” I love this sentiment that obstacles — the difficulties we face — aren’t impediments to our journey or our growth but are part of the process. It’s important that there be challenges to help one grow and mature.
I did a bit more googling before writing this, and discovered that this saying is more often expressed as “The obstacle is the path” and is attributed as a Zen proverb. It’s fitting that this profound statement comes from an ancient and wise belief system.
This is not to imply that I believe all challenges or difficulties are fair, or required, or destined. It’s not an excuse to leave structural inequities in place that impact other people’s experiences. But it is a valuable way for me to put my challenges into perspective, and think about what I’ve learned from them.
What challenges have you learned from?
We are adding an author a day to this meet the author series starting March 23-April 4th as a kick off to our launch. Grumpy Old Gods vol. 1 releasing March 30th. So be sure to check back and read about the other authors too. We have all kinds of surprises that show up randomly. Don’t miss them. You can read about the other authors HERE.