Monthly Archives: November 2013

“ex-men”

From the mid-1980’s to the early 1990’s, I revived my childhood passion for comic-book collecting, and my favorites were, as you might expect, the various X-Men titles.  I’ve seen all the movies (even that sucktastic one), and I’m looking forward … Continue reading

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a sunny review for dtd 1

Barbara Ann at Sun Mountain Reviews gives Dragontamer’s Daughters Part 1: Pearl a “Good Read” rating:   Bella and Ali are very close, and they have their moments of bickering and conflicts typical of siblings.  They also serve as character … Continue reading

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finally, some good news out of dc…

…Washington DC, that is, which will, in a few years, be home to a sci-fi museum.   Fans of Captain Kirk and Captain Nemo unite: A new science-fiction museum coming to Washington, D.C.   Its creators announced plans for the museum, which … Continue reading

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thank your lucky stars

Thanksgiving is this week, and if you need something else to be thankful for, think of how lucky you, me, and almost everyone we know are.  Consider the following…   Where Would You Be if There Was No “Here” Here? … Continue reading

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word geekery, “hunger games edition”

(h/t Bryan Bessette)   Like everyone else in North America, I’ll be headed to the multiplex this weekend for Catching Fire, the new Hunger Games movie.  From the reviews I’ve seen already, I’m pretty sure that Fire will be a … Continue reading

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vintage videos: a beautiful day in the neighborhood

As a little kid, I was never into Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood: I was Sesame Street all the way.  Back then, I found MRN boring.  But whether you watched or not, EVERYONE knows this song.  It’s Friday: crank up the speakers on … Continue reading

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publishing “dragontamer’s daughters” (the indie way)

Several months into the attempt, I realized that it would be extremely unlikely to get my novel Dragontamer’s Daughters  published by traditional means.  If this were 1993 instead of 2013, I’d be pretty much hosed.  Fortunately, this is the 21st … Continue reading

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publishing “dragontamer’s daughters” (the traditional way)

The process of trying to get a book published has been very educational.   After I had finished (or thought I had finished) writing Dragontamer’s Daughters  in August 2010, I set out trying to get it published the traditional way.  Once upon a … Continue reading

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so i got that goin’ for me, which is nice

Yesterday, I received some appreciation from the folks at Wattpad.com, where anyone can read both Dragontamer’s Daughters books.     As I’ve mentioned before, Wattpad is a site where anyone can upload and/or download stories to read, for free.  Because … Continue reading

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need gifts for girls? try “dragontamer’s daughters”

To follow up on yesterday’s message that books make great gifts for the holidays, let me shamelessly remind one and all that I have a well–reviewed two-part young adult fantasy novel, Dragontamer’s Daughters, available on Amazon in softcover and Kindle … Continue reading

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