Monthly Archives: May 2014

Chapter 16 of Prophecies and Penalties, and a new banner

Emily Fisher has had a long day. She’s had to confront Sonia, walk into town during a rain storm, get shot at, and meet yet another half-sister. What Emily needs is down time, a chance to recuperate. She’s not going … Continue reading

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Memorial Day and the shifting grounds of commemoration

Yesterday was Memorial Day in the United States. For those of you who don’t live here, it’s the day we honor our military veterans, as opposed to Veterans’ Day, which is the day we honor our military veterans. Confused? So … Continue reading

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Follow up on chapter 15 of Prophecies and Penalties

In my previous post, I managed to forget the link to chapter 15 of Prophecies and Penalties, my serial story about a murder in a Vermont religious commune. So here’s the link to chapter 15, “Lost in translation.”

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Chapter 15 of Prophecies and Penalties

Things begin to heat up in Prophecies and Penalties with chapter 15, “Lost in translation.” As Emily Fisher is about to find out, all sorts of things can be lost in translation: names, places, even herself. Yet somehow she’s stumbling closer … Continue reading

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Working at a comics convention: MeCAF

You might recall that E. J. Barnes did the dragon-headed cane and Vampire Bureau badge illustrations for this blog. Well, she also writes and draws comics, and as henchman / “art enabler” I sometimes accompany her to comic book conventions … Continue reading

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Prophecies and Penalties Chapter 14 is now up

So Alex Bancroft, the Prophesied One, has been using an apartment up at Hilltop. But as Emily Fisher realizes, that doesn’t make him the only suspect. Not that she gets much time to consider the matter. For there are all … Continue reading

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Review: Russell Kirk, Ancestral Shadows

There are devils that lead to your downfall, and there are devils that make you extend yourself. My reader Judy of Janthina Images is of the latter kind. Knowing that my personal politics are a bit left, she sent me … Continue reading

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