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BVC Announces Artful Deceptions by Patricia Rice

Artful Deceptions by Patricia Rice

Eldest daughter of an eccentric art collector, Arianne Richards has become the caretaker of the family’s empty coffers and her irrepressible siblings. Discovering a hidden painting, she is determined to sell it to obtain the funds to send her ill mother into the country. But why does her aristocratic cousin’s suitor, the handsome and wealthy Lord Galen Locke, show so much interest in her humble person? And why does he so badly want the mysterious painting? Continue reading

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Dreams and Ideas and What ifs

I’ve gone through periods when I did not know if I’d ever get another writable idea. Since most writers are magpies, crows, and jays, and as such we collect shiny bits and pieces and tuck them away in our mental … Continue reading

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Our View From Here: A Very Short Review

by Brenda W. Clough One of the most superb features of living in the Washington DC area is the museums. The Smithsonian Institution is one of the great centers of learning of our time, and admission is free! It’s always … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: From The Boy From the Burren by Sheila Gilluly

The Boy From the Burren

The Boy From the Burren The First Book of the Painter by Sheila Gilluly          I woke to the deep dark of middle night. Around me the other boys’ sleeping breath was a shushing like that of … Continue reading

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Story Excerpt Sunday: from Rotten Row by Chaz Brenchley

Rotten Row

Rotten Row by Chaz Brenchley Sometimes you wait a long time, at a ’Chute. The network’s busy all over: at any node people are always arriving, leaving, passing through. And whatever the pressure, they can still only process one discard … Continue reading

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Art and the Dog’s Breakfast

      Nobody in my family owns any valuable art, real estate, or hedge funds. Most of us don’t even have retirement funds—my mom is still working at age eighty, until she can earn enough social security to eke … Continue reading

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Literary Bests

by Ursula K. Le Guin The Award System. A while ago I was invited to choose, from a list of winners of a certain literary prize, “the three best works of American fiction of the last sixty years.” The three … Continue reading

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Book Covers and Murals

Following on from last week’s post about book covers, here’s another. I’ve spent most of this week working on the new cover for Resonance. I’ve just got the rights back to the book, but it needs a new cover before … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Artist to Author ( Part 2)

Last week I posted part of an interview with artist and writer Don Dixon, whose artwork graced the covers of my Warner editions of the Nuala books.  His art will also be seen on the E-books of the same titles.  … Continue reading

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The Evolution of Artist to Author

Anyone who has seen my original SF paperback novels from Warner Books will recognize the cover style on the E-book version of Fires Of Nuala.  The artist, Don Dixon, has had a long and distinguished career as artist and illustrator.  … Continue reading

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