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“lost dogs” on “papa’s world”

Queen Anne’s County TV, the local cable show where I live (in Scenic, Convenient-to-Nowhere, MD) has launched a new show, “Papa’s World,” (a reference to “Papa” Ernest Hemingway).  Every episode will feature an Eastern Shore writer, and I was chosen … 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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bay to ocean conference 2014

This past Saturday (February 22, 2014), I attended the 17th annual Bay to Ocean writers’ conference, held at Chesapeake College on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  The weather was surprisingly spring-like (I rode the Black Widowmaker to and fro), there were a … Continue reading

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this week’s sci-fi food fight

Sigh.  You know, I was going to blog about another of the big influences on my writing, but once again, current events in the speculative fiction realm have reared their ugly heads.   [warning: socio/political stuff ahead]   The Science … Continue reading

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looking back, looking ahead

2013 was a good year for my budding writer career: I started (in earnest) drafting Lost Dogs, my next work; I learned a lot at the Bay to Ocean conference and I joined the Eastern Shore Writers Association; I sold … 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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“no way” to the sfwa

Casual fans of sci-fi and fantasy might not be aware of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, a group founded in 1965 to promote the interests (primarily financial) of writers in the genre.  Or, as they say on … Continue reading

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a pair of belated birthdays

Various things have kept me too busy until now to note that June 1, 2012 was when I published Dragontamer’s Daughters, Part 1: Pearl and June 2 was DTD 2: Stormcaller.  Though there have been some things I wish had … Continue reading

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