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Cons I’ll be Attending in 2020

So far, there are at least 2 conventions in my immediate future. I will be at FOGCon in Walnut Creek, Ca, March 6-8, 2020. More importantly, I think, Aluminum Leaves will also be there, courtesy of Borderlands Books, who will … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Royalties

In the past, royalties were as mysterious to me as alchemy. Now I have some though, so I have undertaken a study of these arcane payments.  I’m here to report out to you what I have learned. The Oxford Dictionary … Continue reading

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The SFWA Nebula Reading Suggestions

When I met John Hartness at AtomaCon, he told me that he had put Aluminum Leaves on the SFWA suggested reading list for the Nebulas. I’m excited to be on this list. The Nebula is voted on by SFWA members, … Continue reading

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Packing for AtomaCon

Tomorrow I’m heading to South Carolina for AtomaCon 2019, where I hope to meet, face to face, John and Melissa, publisher and assistant publisher. I’ll also be hanging out with Con and writing friend Tania Burchell, who I met first … Continue reading

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Reviews of The Wand That Rocks the Cradle

Fanlit posted two reviews of the fantasy anthology The Wand That Rocks the Cradle. Kelly and Bill are excellent reviewers, with different areas of focus. I think the two reviewers give potential readers good perspective. Enjoy!

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Book Sightings Near You!

This week I will have some copies of Aluminum Leaves on consignment with the Sebastopol Copperfields. I’ve reached out to the Gallery Bookstore in Mendocino to see if they want more. They are the one bookstore who has actually ordered … Continue reading

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The Wand That Rocks the Cradle is Available

The Wand That Rocks the Cradle is available on Amazon. The eight-story anthology features tales of the fantastical — and families, two things that can bring you strength, or make you nuts, or both. Our editor picked a variety of … Continue reading

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A Bestseller List

I’m on one. It’s from the Petaluma (population, 60,000) Argus-Courier, for Thursday, September 26. Here’s a link to the actual article. I think this may say more about the book-buying habits of people in the month of September than it … Continue reading

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Meeting and Greeting

I did my first Author Meet and Greet. Copperfields in Petaluma was welcoming! The table and a book-stand was already in place when I got there a few minutes after 1:00 PM. Amber and Ray greeted me. (Amber told me … Continue reading

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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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