A writer's journey from cloistered scribbler to publication seeker. Mix in fun-seeking, soccer-playing, and paper-writing, and what you have is a life like a bunch of elephants on trapezes. It's lucky that life is more fun when you're teetering.
So I cheated a little. (And by a little, I mean I lumped some (many) series into one entry rather than trying to decide on the best of the series.) But here you go: my personal favorites of 2010, in no particular order.