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Making Chocolate Leaves

Betsy Miller brought aluminum-colored chocolate leaves to the launch party, and Brian Fies said, “Marion, take these to every book event. They are your secret weapon.” Betsy showed me how to make them, and lent me the chocolate mold and … Continue reading

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The Wand That Rocks the Cradle Available for Pre-Order

The fantasy anthology The Wand that Rocks the Cradle will be out September 15, but it’s available for a Kindle pre-order now. Mine is one of eight stories about families and magic. Families; they can be your bedrock and your … Continue reading

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The Circus Came to Town

Flynn Creek Circus gave several performances at the Sebastopol Grange. This small family circus works closely with youth circuses and non-profit circus camps. Like most small venues, the focus is on tumbling, ropes and rings, juggling and magic tricks. No … Continue reading

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Aluminum Leaves is Available on Amazon

The Kindle version and the hardcopy book are both available from Amazon! These are both pre-orders. MCWC participants, look for the book at the conference bookstore or order it from the Gallery Bookstore (they’ve already special ordered one!).

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ReaderCon 30; The Best and the Rest

Everything that was good about ReaderCon30 would be a long, long list. The convention is held at the Boston Marriott in Quincy, (which might be why I was confused for a while and thought I was going to Boston). It’s … Continue reading

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The First Part of the Journey

We’re riding along in an older residential section of Quincey, Massachussetts, on our way to the Marriott. Ed, our Uber driver, is diligently following the directions from his GPS. We drive along a narrow street lined with various ethnics diners … Continue reading

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4:10 AM

(I wrote this in June, and forgot to post it.) At 4:10 am it’s still dark. It’s quiet, the quietest it gets during the entire day. All the neighborhood dogs are asleep. The house no longer creaks and pops as … Continue reading

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Kickstarter! Or, an Exercise in Self-Promotion

I had a short story called “Bellwethers Know Best” accepted for the anthology The Wand That Rocks the Cradle. The theme, as you might have intuited, is “families and magic.” LeGrange Press has a Kickstarter to raise the final bit … Continue reading

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Story Walk

These brightly colored pedestals are my tax dollars at work, and I’m proud and happy that my money’s being spent this way. This is the Story Walk that curves around the High Street entrance of the Sebastopol Library now. The … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the Village

That’s the Barlow on Wednesday, February 27, 2019. Those metal spans you see in the water and at the edge of the water on the left are flood doors, meant to act like sandbags and hold the water out of … Continue reading

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