Mass Shootings, False Flags and False Logic

I wrote this essay in 2016 after the Pulse massacre in Orlando. I rerun it now in the wake of another Floridian tragedy—the Valentine’s Day massacre at a Parkland, Florida high school, which took 17...

This is … A Marching Band Mom’s Squee

Watching the London New Year’s Day Parade was like playing a Marching Band Mom version of Where’s Waldo? That’s my ‘Waldo’ (daughter Amanda) in the foreground of the photo to the left, marching tenor sax...

Confessions of a Ghost Writer: the Big Scary

I read a column this morning in CodeLikeaGirl (on Medium) in which Kira Leigh eloquently expressed the sheer scariness of pursuing a career as a freelancer. I was compelled to respond because while Kira is...

Dear Speculative Fiction—a Love Letter

My inestimable agent, Trodayne Northern, recently decided that what he really would like to have on the new Prentis Agency website is a series of love letters from his writers to their beloved genres. Here is...

Goodreads reviews of “Nevertheless, She Persisted

We’ve started receiving reviews of Nevertheless, She Persisted, the new Book View Cafe anthology about persistent, dogged, courageous women who bucked the odds. Goodreads reviews are here. Amazon reviews are here. The book is available...

Some Thoughts of Freedom of Speech

“And yet, however just these sentiments will be allowed to be, we have already sufficient indications that it will happen in this as in all former cases of great national discussion. A torrent of angry...

NEVERTHELESS, SHE PERSISTED is here!

Nineteen Book View Café authors celebrate women who persist through tales of triumph—in the past, present, future, and other worlds. Available in print and ebook. AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B073WLFKGH/ref=patriciaburro-20 BN NOOK: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/nevertheless-she-persisted-vonda-n-mcintyre/1126791234?ean=2940154681169 IBOOKS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/nevertheless-she-persisted/id1260181899?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/nevertheless-she-persisted With...

THIS IS … me being all authorial.

This is … me (Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff) being so very authorial at the Book View Cafe table at BayCon 2017 with a stack of the newly and completely rereleased Mer Cycle Trilogy in front of...

Do You Have the “Right” Mindset?

NPR recently ran a story that analyzed proposed cuts to government aid programs that stated the underlying premise behind those cuts: Government aid is holding [many people] back. Without it, many more of them would...

THIS IS … the way to spell a word …

Specifically, it is the way to spell a chronically misused word. A word that means beliefs, principles, doctrines or creeds. Let me repeat. Is the word you use when you are talking about what someone believes....