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The Reluctant Traveler, Part 5: Cape Town, Where I Went and Where I Didn’t

WHERE I WENT On a tour organized for those of us who arrived to the city a day early, our first stop was at one of the local clinics who participant in HIV vaccine trials. It was a bright, welcoming … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler Part 3: Explaining the Inexplicable: Mozambique.

It is March, 2017. I am in Mozambique—Maputo, the capital city to be precise—at a fancy hotel on the beach. Beyond this deck the Indian Ocean laps the shore like a contented cat at a bowl of milk. My colleagues … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Traveler: Part 2 Several elephants and one leopard

We rise early, try to chug hot, mediocre coffee, and line up to enter our Bush Cruiser, the faithful Land Rover, with cameras, phones, hats, scarves, bug juice, water bottles all handy and within easy reach. Camera is charged and … Continue reading

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Five things to do with your life before you’re ready to be a writer

Another year is almost over, and it’s time to begin reflecting – amongst other things – on the act of writing, and those who perform it. Here’s something true: before you can write about life, at least adequately, you have … Continue reading

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Of Nature, Respect, and The Stupid.

My plan had been to write a companion piece to last year’s Research Road Trip for SILVER ON THE ROAD, this time talking about the five days I spent in Wyoming doing research for book #2, THE COLD EYE. Instead, … Continue reading

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My Hemingway Complex

A writerly brag: a psychological diagnosis was created just for me! Wait, before you call the men in the white coats, let me tell you my story. Somewhere in the depths of my medical records, I am identified as suffering … Continue reading

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Haunted by Jane Austen

A literary ramble through England: “We’re being haunted by Jane Austen,” my husband Thor declared by the midpoint of our recent two-week jaunt through the midlands and southern England. It seemed that every town or village where we lighted had … Continue reading

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Deborah’s E/x/h/a/u/s/t/i/n/g Excellent New York Adventure, the Good Parts Version

In early March, I learned that my science fiction novel Collaborators had been named as a Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Much celebration ensued. (Feel free to do so yourselves at this point – a little celebration is good … Continue reading

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The Internet as Heaven

Ursula K. Le Guin, photo by Marian Wood Kolisch

by Ursula K. Le Guin Time and space are the basic parameters of being in the world. Plants and animals fill their time and their space without question: the tree or the cow occupies its place in the world and … Continue reading

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Author Interview: Sara Stamey

Sara Stamey’s journeys include treasure hunting and teaching scuba in the Caribbean and Honduras; backpacking Greece and New Zealand; operating a nuclear reactor; and owning a farm in Southern Chile. Sara Stamey’s novel Islands, now in ebook from Book View Cafe, is set in the Caribbean and packed with both adventure and intricate characters and plot. It’s also romantic suspense with a drop of psychic wonder. “An archeologist investigating petroglyphs ends up diving for sunken treasure and investigating a cult murder.” Continue reading

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