Monthly Archives: August 2019

Readers’ Favorite

Readers’ Favorite gave Aluminum Leaves a 5-star rating. The reviewer said it was a fantasy “of majestic scale.” Overall, I’m pleased by the generous review, given by a reader who clearly “got” the story. Readers Favorite exists to connect readers … 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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So, What is Bookscan, Anyway?

When I set up my author page on Amazon, I discovered that one tool I can now use is NPD Bookscan. Bookscan is an arm of the Neilsen corporation, the same people who used to do television rating (I guess … Continue reading

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Girls Burn Brighter, by Shobha Rao

The heart of Shobha Rao’s debut novel is the friendship between two girls, Poornima and Savitha. That friendship and the memory of it nourishes them and gives them dreams. The question is whether it is enough to ensure their physical … Continue reading

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The Launch Party, Thoughts and Photos

I am overcome with appreciation and gratitude for the number of people who turned out for the launch party on Sunday, August 11. It was literally standing room only! While I knew nearly everybody there, three young Coast Guard members, … Continue reading

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The Launch Party is Today

I’ll just leave this here. Anything I wrote now would be the two-dimensional version of me screaming, “EEEEEEEEEE!” so maybe I’ll write more about it on the other side. Oh, there was a five-star review on Amazon, though.

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MCWC, 2019

The high point of this year’s writing conference was learning that several of my consigned book sold in the conference bookstore. I wheedled the day-one bookstore employee into letting me put out five to start with; that was two more … Continue reading

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