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“dragontamer’s daughters” and the navajo water project

Back at the beginning of December, I announced that I would be donating 100% of my share of profits from my novel Dragontamer’s Daughters to the Navajo Water Project.  The NWP is an effort to bring running water to the … Continue reading

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authors night, december 18

Tomorrow (Wednesday) night from 6:00–8:00, I’ll join other Eastern Shore authors for a book signing at the Kent Island branch of the Queen Anne’s County Free Library in Stevensville, MD.  The other authors are:    (source)   ROBERT BIDINOTTO of Grasonville … 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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flowers for uncle jerry

Once upon a time, reading science-fiction was frowned upon by older people.  Growing up, I had many a teacher or other grown-up tell me, “Stop wasting your time on that garbage and read something worthwhile.”  “Worthwhile,” of course, meaning “literature,” whether … Continue reading

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to the boston marathon bomber

I can only assume that you are currently enjoying the results of your work.  Savor whatever pleasure the present gives you, because such moments of happiness will dwindle and die as you as wonder and worry when you will be … Continue reading

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done with twitter before i really got started…

…and other writing news, iffn you’re so inclined to lend an eye to reading about it.   ITEM: At the Bay to Ocean Writers Conference last month, I attended a very informative seminar done by Mindie Burgoyne about how to … Continue reading

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the only sci-fi anthology you need

I haven’t read science fiction in many years–to be honest, non-fiction has consumed what little reading time I have.  But the other night, I rediscovered, tucked behind some other books on my shelves, my copy of the first volume of … Continue reading

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31 things no one tells you about self-publishing

Though I have no regrets about self-publishing my debut novel, Dragontamer’s Daughters, there are several things I wish I had known beforehand.  It would have saved me time, effort, money, and irritation.   In June 2012, I released my book(s); … Continue reading

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the unbearable sadness of snoopy, come home

While cogitating on something else today, I recalled this, which I had the book version of when I was a kid.  Every time I would read Snoopy, Come Home, I would cry, and I am only a little ashamed to … Continue reading

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more slow-motion DTD promotion

So today, the Kent Island Bay Times ran an article on last week’s Authors Night, and though the quote isn’t exactly what I said, it was close enough.  And at least this time, the photo makes me look like yes, I do … Continue reading

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