RULE #1: FAMILY COMES FIRST
RULE#2: IF YOU BELONG TO KIMMER REED’S FAMILY, IGNORE RULE #1
She’d never planned to see her so-called family again. But that didn’t help Hunter Agency operative Kimmer Reed when her brother showed up on her doorstep, men with guns just minutes behind. Seemed he’d gotten in over his head and had decided to give his former mob “business partners” a new target: Kimmer.
One of the best things a writer can do to hone their craft, is read well-written fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and drama. We learn to emulate them, and try new techniques that we see in these works. We learn language; we … Continue reading
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I actually had a hairdresser once who really was pretending to be gay to avoid his ex-wife. While I didn’t find his act particularly convincing, I did wonder what he had going on that his ex couldn’t stay away from.
I just re-read Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Telling, which is the last of the Hainish novels. I found the book very compelling the first time I read it and wondered why it didn’t seem to get as much attention … Continue reading
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by Brenda W. Clough Here is the studio in the underground S. Dillon Ripley Center at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. An, oh dear, now I remember. There’s a reason why I shifted to water color, to acrylic, to … Continue reading
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