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Three Million’s A Crowd Soundtrack: Second Chances blog tour

Brave Baby by Plastic Skateboard

Another song which is fairly new to my playlist. Again, this one evokes the desert/coastal locations for me and those long hot roads. It also mixes the strong desires and emotional conflicts perfectly. Besides, both Vivian and Munro were trying to be cool, and had to be brave instead. Continue reading Three Million’s A Crowd Soundtrack: Second Chances blog tour

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What’s this story called? And catching up with the Em-dashes

“So spill!” I said as I placed my cup on the low table.

Audrey took me literally as she set her mug down next to mine. “You’re never gonna believe this!” she began, then grabbed my arm for emphasis, or perhaps she was afraid I was going to run off. “Munro’s applied for Treasure Seekers! And Celia’s partnered with him! They were both accepted as a team; can you believe it!”
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S Shane Thomas Talks Paleolithic Fables, LARC, and Other Universes

I first stumbled across S.Shane Thomas’ work in our crit group. I was taken by his microbiological approach to space travel and colonizing in his short story Chasing Stars, which is now a part of his short story collection LARC Transmissions. … Continue reading S Shane Thomas Talks Paleolithic Fables, LARC, and Other Universes

Noisetrade: Dispersing Beautiful Music

I’ve meant to write about Noisetrade.com since April, soon after I started downloading from the music and eBook site. For a music fan like me, it’s been nothing but a boon. I’d joined to help distribute my eBooks and find more readers, and became a fan of some truly gifted and inspiring music artist in the process. Some of you may know I depend a lot on music to help keep me focused on the feel or action of my work in progress. I’ve found so much great music on Noisetrade to help me with that, that I very seldom … Continue reading Noisetrade: Dispersing Beautiful Music

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Surviving Oblivion — still confounded…

With the start of the Smashwords Summer/Winter sale, I was surprised at the interest in my two short stories: Slipped Up and Surviving Oblivion. While Slipped Up is a pretty standard supermarket magazine mystery, Surviving Oblivion is not — in … Continue reading Surviving Oblivion — still confounded…

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Readers Speak: Science Fiction and Fantasy

I’m also grateful to have gotten responses from three continents and a variety of age-groups. This small sampling of readers still point to trends I find worrying, underscore where and why I should cringe as a writer/publisher and generally provided me with much illumination as both reader and writer. Continue reading Readers Speak: Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Interview with Alan Dean Foster: Writer, Educator, Adventurer

As much as I love holding a “real” book, there’s no question that eBooks have made books more accessible to people. I do think it’s important that buyers own the eBooks they buy, instead of eBook publishers having the option to delete them. Continue reading Interview with Alan Dean Foster: Writer, Educator, Adventurer