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Tremontaine: When Collaboration Really Works

I find all kinds of collaborations interesting, from the centuries-long shared-world collaboration of Arthuriana among Europeans to the amazing Mahabharata of India. I think the greatest collaborations are more than the sum of their parts. Nowadays, collaborations are happening in … Continue reading

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A Work in Progress: More Earthsea Sketches by Charles Vess

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

A Work in Progress: More Earthsea Sketches by Charles Vess by Ursula K. Le Guin Continued from “The Big Book of Earthsea,” July 18, 2016. Here are a few more of Charles Vess’ preliminary sketches for the illustrations for the … Continue reading

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Coed Demon Sluts: cover reveal #5

Omigod, you guys, I am so thrilled with this sketch for the cover of the final Coed Demon Slut novel that I have to share! My cover guy, Mark Collins of Mark C. Collins Illustrator, normally illustrates kid’s books, but he … Continue reading

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Reading Blind: Guest post by Brian Gage

Reading Blind A Guest Post Brian D. Gage Vonda asked me to contribute. My first introduction to e-books and e-readers came this autumn, 2016. I’m totally blind, using a 4 gig PC, Windows 10 and JAWS 17, a screen reader … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Lord Rogue by Patricia Rice

Lord Rogue by Patricia Rice

Lord Rogue Rogues and Desperadoes 1 by Patricia Rice Philadelphia heiress Alicia Stanford has a thousand reasons never to trust a man again. Only, when she flees to hide her shame in the western wilderness, the tantalizing Mississippi keelboatman who … Continue reading

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The Things People Say—4: Verbal Squid Ink
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I want to state at the outset that this article is not about political points of view. It’s about the way we communicate or fail to communicate ideas. I have been without political affiliation my entire adult life, but am … Continue reading

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Alma’s Bookshelf: Worldweavers

Back in 2002, back when Harry Potter WAS the YA genre (Number One, and then twenty empty spaces behind it before the next contender…), I attended that year’s World Fantasy Convention. At that time, I had no real interest in … Continue reading

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Cover Mania

I love it when covers WORK. The covers for my fantasy series the Books of Blood and Iron follow a progression, and it’s pretty cool.  We start with IRON AXE: We have an ancient axe, crudely made and battered and … Continue reading

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The Things People Say—3: Enthymemes
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Most people know what a ’meme’ is. The dictionary definition ’meme’ is: “an element of a culture or system of behavior that may be considered to be passed from one individual to another by nongenetic means, especially imitation.” The dictionary … Continue reading

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BVC Announces In Ashes Lie by Marie Brennan

In Ashes Lie by Marie Brennan

In Ashes Lie Onyx Court 2 by Marie Brennan ABOVE It is the seventeenth century. For twenty years, the City of London has been torn apart: by war, by plague, by fire. BELOW The Onyx Court is London’s faerie shadow. … Continue reading

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