Monthly Archives: February 2015

Story Excerpt Sunday: from Moon Dreams by Patricia Rice

Moon Dreams

Moon Dreams An American Dreams Novel by Patricia Rice Rory Maclean cursed and scratched surreptitiously at a suspicious itch beneath his arm. Beneath the coarse wool of his decrepit coat, his stained leather jerkin and threadbare homespun shirt stank from … Continue reading

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My Path to Coop Publishing

Anyone who’s publishing or considering publishing books today is facing a confusing chaos of choices—traditional print publishing through the “Big 5” publishers or independent presses, agented or non, indie self-publishing, standard print runs, print on demand, ebooks…. It can make … Continue reading

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Into the Woods: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough This is a show, and a movie, about what we want. Do you really know what you’re wishing for? If and when you get it, will it pan out? Or will you discover that what you … Continue reading

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Movie Review: She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry

She's Beautiful When She's Angry

There’s a new documentary out about the U.S. feminist movement of the late 1960s, She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry. I went to see it last week in Berkeley, California – one of the places depicted in the movie. Here’s the … Continue reading

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WWW Wednesday 2-18-2015

It’s WWW Wednesday. This meme is from shouldbereading. • What did you recently finish reading? THE CLOCKWORK CROWN by Beth Cato.  It’s the follow-up to her debut THE CLOCKWORK DAGGER, and I got my hands on an advance copy. Spoiler: … Continue reading

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BVC Eats: Steamed Corn Pudding

The little bits of red pepper, the fresh whole corn kernels, and the occasional large bits of dried corn (grits) add texture and interest to what is basically baby food. The result resembles a bland polenta that is steamed, not baked. Don’t skimp on the butter. Continue reading

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Midwifing a Story: Editors

Once upon a time, editors were the gold standard of book midwifery. Editors loved books and had the time to discover budding authors, who received nurture and guidance for their entire careers. The best editors took the “long view” and … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Hidden Steel by Doranna Durgin

Hidden Steel by Doranna Durgin

Hidden Steel by Doranna Durgin Steve Spaneas doesn’t have a clue. Who’d have thought that the woman who stumbles her way into his gym, looking and acting so very much like a street person off her meds, is really a … Continue reading

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Shameless Iron Axe Giveaway

Here’s a business-of-writing thing for you.  The magic number of reviews at Amazon is 20. Once a book has 20 reviews, Amazon starts recommending a book along with other books.  This is a huge help to the author in the … Continue reading

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How to Groom a Horse

This week I am deadlined unto the thousandth generation, and I almost passed on doing the Horseblog. But then it dawned on me: I could take a quick trip in the Wayback Machine and see what I posted in the … Continue reading

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