Category Archives: Martha’s Children

Looking ahead and behind, though not both at once

I’m snowed in today, and the class I’m teaching on “Pirates!” is cancelled for tonight, so it’s a good time to reflect. Where had this blog been? Where is it going? If you’re short on time, the most important news … Continue reading

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Oregon vampires and elves

Suzy Beal, who occasionally comments here, sent me a clipping of a story that caused both of my eyebrows to go up in utter astonishment. Just read it. It explains the header for this post, quite ludicrously. I had to … Continue reading

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The conclusion to Martha’s Children

The struggle between Martha Fokker and Edward Cross is over. But what does that mean for Ned O’Donnell’s vampire police? And what of Martha and Cross, for that matter? And who’s going to tell us all this, anyhow? Find out … Continue reading

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Chapter 36 of Martha’s Children, and Halloween next

Finally Edward Cross and Martha Fokker are poised to engage in deadly combat. And holding the balance of power between them is the sorceress who calls herself Make Love Not War, who is Martha’s friend . . . but sitting … Continue reading

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Chapter 35 of Martha’s Children, with the end in sight

Ned’s attempt to establish a vampire police bureau has gotten tangled up in a sorcerers’ war pitting Martha Fokker against Edward Cross. Martha is not known for the sweetness of her temper. She’s going to put an end to this … Continue reading

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Chapter 34 of Martha’s Children, and op art

The last time we saw Nora O’Donnell, her brother was a vampire, her parents under the control of sorcerers, and she had just toppled backward into . . . nothing? Well, it turns out to be a very specific nothing, … Continue reading

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Chapter 33 of Martha’s Children, and taking on a historical character

Martha Fokker is not the most trusting of people. When her friends and allies start disappearing, she suspects foul play. Well, if there wasn’t foul play before, there will be by the time Martha gets finished! And Make Love Not … Continue reading

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