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  • Review of Puss & Boots in the 23rd Century

    Review of Puss & Boots in the 23rd Century

    I interviewed John McClure over at Amazing Stories, and as promised, here is the review of his first novel,  Puss & Boots in the 23rd Century. P&B, as he calls it, and I will as well for sake of brevity, is a rousing good tale of a dystopian world in the throes of recovery. Not,…

  • Life interferes

    Life interferes

    There are weeks that I want to write, but just cannot get to it. This looks like it is going to be one of those. I did take the time Monday evening to go do something fun, went to a concert and took my Dad with me. I can’t remember the last time I went…

  • Writing with Children

    Post up at Amazing Stories…  and a picture one of of my rug rats, for grins and giggles.   

  • It’s Morning

    I felt the strong desire to update the blog, but I’ve been putting it off because, well, there’s nothing really to talk about on the writing front. I finished Snow Angel, and I plan to publish it, but I held off to do a cover. I’m writing a sequel to Memories of the Abyss even…

  • Bear Kicking

    Bears have a curiosity bump. I went for a walk early one morning, and took the camera with me to take pictures of dewy cobwebs. All the way at the back of the pasture I found a patch of lovely ones, and was bent over taking pictures when I heard a rustling in the brush.…

  • Bear Kicker

    Bear Kicking Bears have a curiosity bump. I went for a walk early one morning, and took the camera with me to take pictures of dewy cobwebs. All the way at the back of the pasture I found a patch of lovely ones, and was bent over taking pictures when I heard a rustling in…

  • Hay Day

    Hay Day

    It’s been a long time since I last posted, so to anyone still reading this, I apologize. I’ve been busy! Full-time student now. The novel, Vulcan’s Kittens, I am hoping to have polished and ready to go by the end of November, and I have sold a couple of stories (happy dance!). I am taking…

  • Wildflowers in June

    One of my favorite things to do is to take a walk in June, camera in hand and a child or two with me. I take pictures, they frolic, and we usually wind up at the brook dabbling our toes in the water. Yesterday was a perfect day for this. Bright blue sky overhead, green…

  • A Greener Office

    Ariena stood in the doorway, indecisive. Her hand hovered at the lightswitch. She still had work to do… god knew, it was never done, but she was too tired to think straight. Getting home safely wasn’t an issue for her, but she’d sent Joe home over an hour earlier, telling him to go while he…

  • The Family Portrait

    The bored young thing with the drink in her hand drifted to a stop in front of the massive fireplace. She stared up at the painting above it. The young man who had been lounging on a sofa, equally bored despite the party going on about both of them, rose and joined her in looking…

  • Emerald Forest

    Beryl knelt in the kitchen-garden of Seahold, humming to herself. All was well in her wold. At breakfast her mother had announced that Acer was showing certain signs. “Get out your pipe and leather tools, old dwarf.” she had cheerfully and irreverently addressed the chief of his clan, Beryl’s father. “Time to start making a…

  • Teaching Time

    In the morning, Linn milked the goats and fed the kittens, then her grandfather called her into the yard.  “Ever built a fire from scratch?” Heff asked. He stood there with his hands in his jeans pocket, looking relaxed and casual. Linn looked at him, puzzled. He was different today.  “I’ve made fires while out…