Monthly Archives: January 2013

Paranormal romance, well, sort of

Extra post for the week! One of my readers mentioned how a relative writes paranormal romances. So I thought I’d let you all see what happened when I attempted that genre the second time around. It’s called My First Paranormal Romance … Continue reading

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Review: Timepiece by Heather Albano

It’s time for another book review, and like the last one, this one will tackle the book from a prospective author’s perspective. Like the book in the previous review, I picked this one up almost by chance. I was at … Continue reading

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Chapter 22 of Dragon Lady, and my patron saint of digressions

“Solomon Davis takes charge,” chapter 22 of The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge, is now available. The future leader of the Office of Occult Affairs arrived on the scene too late to prevent the holocaust in the previous chapter. What’s left for … Continue reading

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After the convention, a prospective writer’s report

Yours truly went to Boston’s four-day sci-fi/fantasy convention, Arisia, this weekend. I did it partly as a fan, but mostly as a prospective writer (i.e., someone who wants to actually make some money and get some recognition for writing). My … Continue reading

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The climax of “The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge”

Chapter 21, “‘It is not what we have lost . . .’” is now available. There’s no point in saying anything more about it, or gussying up this post with pictures. (If you’ve not read any of the story before, … Continue reading

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Must go to conventions properly attired

I haven’t gone to any sci-fi/fantasy conventions since I started writing this blog, but with one coming up soon, it seemed appropriate to have a Dragon Lady t-shirt made up to wear to them. So here’s what it looks like:

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Clark Ashton Smith influenced me, but I don’t write like him!

As I write, it’s the birthday of Clark Ashton Smith (January 13, 1893 – August 14, 1961), a horror and fantasy writer who might best be described as “almost famous.” He’s most often remembered as a member of the triumvirate … Continue reading

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Summer vacations on Winnisquam

In The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge, and in a related blog post, I’ve written about how the wealthy of the Gilded Age erected “cottages” of up to one hundred rooms to spend part of their vacation time. It’s made me reflect … Continue reading

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Chapter 20 of Dragon Lady

“Everyone is a star in their own life,” chapter 20 of The Dragon Lady of Stockbridge, is now up and available. William Maverick, our villain, emerges from behind the curtain. Just what has he been up to? How did he get … Continue reading

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The phrenomagnetists, 19th century scientists of the mind

It’s not easy being a researcher into the powers of the human mind. And without today’s technologies, it was even harder in the nineteenth century. But they did have a map of the human brain, and tools to make it … Continue reading

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