Monthly Archives: February 2022

Does It Need Magic to Be Fantasy?

Does it? I don’t think so. I love books about magic. A favorite of mine is the kind of story set in a world like ours, where magic exists, either integrated and accepted, or as part of a secret world … Continue reading

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Rejections

A good friend, a talented writer, has started sending out more stories this year. They always submitted their work; so far this year they are submitting more regularly. And as most of us who submit our fiction for publication know, … Continue reading

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Vanessa and Her Sister

Priya Parmar published Vanessa and her Sister in 2014. I found it used at the Four-Eyed Frog in Gualala. This book was just engaging enough for a leisurely weekend away. Parmar’s graceful prose made it an easy book to slip … Continue reading

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Comeuppance in a Tik-Tok

Comeuppance Served Cold got a cameo in this fun Tik Tok video from Gibson Bookstore in New Hampshire. (I’d embed it, but WordPress won’t let me.) It’s a fun video that will bring joy to introverts everywhere and I’m proud … Continue reading

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Booklist Gives Comeuppance A Starred Review!

This new novella by Deeds is a fun, fast-moving heist story that will immediately hook readers who love 1920s-era worlds and soft-fantasy world building. The subplots and side characters make up the emotional core of this novel, with Dolly‚Äôs whip-smart … Continue reading

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