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Aluminum Leaves: Where You Can Get It

Here are The Deets, or at least the ones I have: Aluminum Leaves, a Broken Cities Novella, will be available from Falstaff Books on August 1, 2019. It will be for sale on Amazon, both hard-copy and electronic. Since it … Continue reading

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Low-Effort Greek Chicken Salad

Most of this recipe came from an episode of The Kitchen on the Food Network. I made a few changes to make it easier. It’s a good meal for two, can scale for 4 probably, (or you can use these … Continue reading

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Aluminum Leaves has a Release Date!

Falstaff Books will release Aluminum Leaves on August 1, 2019! Before then, I will get page-proofs. This will the closest to what the book will really look like when it comes into the world! (I made that sound like an … Continue reading

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Cover Artist Chosen

The publisher of the fantasy anthology The Wand That Rocks the Cradle has chosen a cover artist. Her name is Melody Knighton. I confused myself. When I did a search, I found another Knighton, Monica Knighton, who is also an … Continue reading

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Living Room to Library; the Final Phase

Please notice that I did not title this “Project Complete.” Scandinavian Designs delivered a chair in the correct color and a functioning lamp this morning. The chair is very comfortable for me. Spouse tried it and thought it was good, … Continue reading

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Writing Update

A few small things. I finished the less-than-rough draft of Knight of Cups. Is it a zero draft? A first draft? Not quite? Maybe it’s a zero-point-five draft. I’d throw confetti if I had some. Good news and bad news … Continue reading

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If You Like Fantasy, or Love Language, You Should Read The Raven Tower by Ann Leckie

Don’t take my word for it. Read Jana’s review. I’ll be adding my thoughts to hers in the next few days, but I wanted to leave a note about the book here because it is so beguiling and good. The … Continue reading

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NOS4A2: The TV Adaptation Commits the Cardinal Sin of Horror

Horror may scare you; it may disgust you. It may create a sense of creeping dread. There are many kinds of horror; psychological horror, morbid horror, splatter horror, post-apocalyptic horror, body horror (which is different from splatter). Whatever type of … Continue reading

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Almost Nearly Pretty Close to Done

Nope, not a work of fiction: the living-room-to-library process. Today I sat in the converted room with my baby laptop, writing, pausing now and then to glance up at the bookshelves, listening to KDFC on an old-fashioned boombox. I could … Continue reading

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Living Room to Library; Phase Three

An update to the leisurely upgrade of our step-down living room into a library space. Phase Three has begun. The bookcases have arrived! The four cases arrived on Saturday, May 25. The cabinet maker who made them said he was … Continue reading

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