Monthly Archives: January 2015

Writing: Where history, fantasy, and science fiction intersect

  I was pretty excited when I found out that Judith Tarr’s Arrows of the Sun was going to be included in the Indie Fantasy Bundle along with one of my own works, Lhind the Thief. The two couldn’t be more … Continue reading

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The News From 2Dits Farm: The Seed Order

January is the month of new beginnings. For me, that means looking ahead to what I’ll grow in the garden this summer. The kitchen table is four inches deep in seed catalogues, garden journals from several years, saved seed packets, … Continue reading

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Reading Jennifer Marie Brissett’s Elysium

Elysium

Jennifer Marie Brissett’s novel Elysium moved me so much that I began making a list of people to give it to. This is a perfect book for my friends who only read “literary” fiction, I thought. It’s beautifully written and … Continue reading

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Wednesday Reading

What are you currently reading? C.J. Brightley, The King’s Sword, (Until Feb. 11, part of an eight-book fantasy bundle.) An other-world fantasy written first-person by an ugly, scarred veteran soldier who rescues a half-frozen escaped royal heir out of the snow, and … Continue reading

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Visiting Lucinda’s Pawnshop
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I’m pausing in my writing rants to promote a non-Book View Cafe book that will be released in July of 2015 by Bird Street Books.  The book is Devil’s Daughter which we—the creative team behind said novel—hope will spawn a … Continue reading

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On Naming: Vol. 3, A Place for Every Thing

by Brenda W. Clough If you have been following along, we have discussed naming regular folks, and also generating names for fantasy and science-fictional purposes. But wait, there’s more. Whatever or whoever your characters are, they need a setting. A … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Signatures by James A. Hetley

Signatures by James A. Hetley

Signatures by James A. Hetley John Patterson thinks he damn well earned his pension. He survived more than twenty years as a police forensic wizard, tracking down and fighting the worst that criminal magic could throw at him. If he … Continue reading

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BVC Announces A Mindy Klasky Sampler

A Mindy Klasky Sampler

A Mindy Klasky Sampler by Mindy Klasky Passion: The Diamond Brides Series–nine tales of white-hot love set against the backdrop of the Raleigh Rockets baseball team. A May-December romance that scorches the sheets and the boardroom… A twice-jilted bride determined … Continue reading

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Annals of Pard: The Saga of the Mice, Continued

Pigeons Passing?

This blog post is included in: No Time to Spare Thinking About What Matters by Ursula K. Le Guin Introduction by Karen Joy Fowler December 5, 2017 Houghton Mifflin Harcourt                     … Continue reading

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Puppygarten

“Oh, I know!” I told myself, all full of excited optimism, “I’ll blog about Baby Tristan’s learning process!” As usual, I didn’t take into account the fact that I’d be so caught up in the process itself that the blogging … Continue reading

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