The Rambling Writer: Farewell to Vonda N. McIntyre

A lovely sendoff for our beloved friend and acclaimed novelist Vonda McIntyre at her memorial service yesterday near Magnuson Park in Seattle. All of us at Book View Cafe, the author-owned publishing coop co-founded by Vonda, Ursula K. LeGuin, and … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s story “Reset” in the Nevertheless, She Persisted collection

“Bullshit!” I was angry, and taking it personally. I asked myself why, and realized that it WAS personal—to all women and girls. This is what I grew up hearing:

“Be nice, be ladylike. Don’t talk back.”

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My Path to Coop Publishing

Anyone who’s publishing or considering publishing books today is facing a confusing chaos of choices—traditional print publishing through the “Big 5” publishers or independent presses, agented or non, indie self-publishing, standard print runs, print on demand, ebooks…. It can make … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: Gems From Book View Café Authors

Before I took off for ten days in New York City, I loaded up my trusty e-readers with offerings from Book View Café writers, then picked books at random. What a delight they were! Katharine Eliska Kimbriel’s “Alfreda” novels – … Continue reading

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