BVC Reviews: David Liss and Barbara Monajem

Two book reviews of Englands past: David Liss’s THE PECULIARITIES, out in September from Tachyon Publications, and LADY ROSAMUND AND THE POISONED PEN, by USA Today bestselling author Barbara Monajem.

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The Word is Baseball
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It’s THAT time of year, so I’m combining two of my loves: writing and baseball to reprise this post from several years ago with some additional thoughts. The title phrase of this post is from one of my three most … Continue reading

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Pin Money, Romance, and Silver Fork Novels

In my own particular mental map of the modern novel’s river, the watershed is Jane Austen. Her books were romantic, but she was not writing romance as it later came to be understood. Romance in the early sense could be … Continue reading

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BVC Announces Local Magics by Jennifer Stevenson

Local Magics by Jennifer Stevenson Four liminal short stories by Jennifer Stevenson: “Solstice” A young guitarist turns the year with her bare hands. “The Riddle Curse” The goddess struggles to reunite with her two husbands. “Tragesangre” Bigamy only hurts when … Continue reading

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Why We Read Fiction, a review

I just finished this dandy volume by Lisa Zunshine, Why We Read Fiction: Theory of Mind and the Novel. It’s readable, makes a lot of sense, and in Kindle ebook format it is FREE. Writers, go get it.

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A STRANGE THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE BESTSELLER LIST

Last weekend, Memorial Day 2019, I was unable to attend MisCon in Missoula, Montana. But I was there by proxy, represented by numerous friends, colleagues, and B-Cubed Press. The publisher of B-Cubed is my co-author, co-editor, and best friend Bob … Continue reading

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