Monthly Archives: March 2014

another great review for “dragontamer’s daughters, part 1: pearl”

Shawn at Minding Spot was kind enough to review the first Dragontamer’s Daughters book, and is awfully glad she did:   I found myself so immersed in this book that all of a sudden I came back to reality and … Continue reading

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lessons learned along the way (part 3)

This series talks about things I wish I had figured out a lot sooner than I did.  The first of the “lessons learned” concerned the care and feeding of you; the second consisted of suggestions on how to deal with other … Continue reading

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book review: “locksmith’s closet”

Lachlan (pronounced “lock-lan”) Smith is your typical tween boy in present-day America, and his circumstances are easy for kids his age to relate to.  He’s just moved to a new town, he’s starting a new grade at a new school, … Continue reading

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how to speak dog: lesson #4

The fourth in a series to help you better communicate with your canine Friends.   Bonjour!  Welcome to your next lesson (derived from Lost Dogs, my upcoming young adult sci-fi novel) on how to speak Dog.  You have, of course, … Continue reading

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lessons learned along the way (part 2)

Last week, I started a new series here about things I wish I had figured out a lot sooner than I did.  The first of the “lessons learned” concerned the care and feeding of you; this time, I have suggestions … Continue reading

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cthulhu for kids

A lot of visitors to this blog have enjoyed my piece on H.P. Lovecraft.  A few of them, however, have asked, “Wicked Uncle Kenton, how best can I introduce my children and/or other larval humans I know to the sanity-shattering … Continue reading

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“onkle bill”

  Today is St. Patrick’s Day, the favorite holiday of a good friend of mine, probably the noblest and most generous man I have ever met, whom I lost over 15 years ago.  William Patrick Hughes was born in February … Continue reading

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lessons learned along the way (part 1)

  More and more, I wish that someone had sat me down many years ago and told me some of what I’m about to tell you.  If you’re my age or older, you probably already know most or all of … Continue reading

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interview on jan bowman’s blog

Author Jan Bowman was kind enough to interview me about Dragontamer’s Daughters, the Navajo Water Project, writing and publishing indie-style, and who I like to read.  Drop by Jan’s blog and check it out.      

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guilty pleasures i should probably give up for lent

Like everyone else, there are some things I like that I just don’t want to admit to.  Most of them are childhood pleasures that I’ve never outgrown.  Sad, but true.  With Lent upon us, maybe I should give up a … Continue reading

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