Book Cover Design 101: Unleashing the Monster

Authors are capricious gods. We’re always interfering in the lives of our characters. We hate it when life’s too easy for them. We crave conflict and struggle and whenever the momentum sags, we think: what can I do to really … Continue reading

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Farmville Hoarding

On the first day of Christmas, my Farmville friends gave to me one pink calf, two clumsy reindeer, three lighted hedges, four snowmen swaying, five candy fences, six green tin soldiers, seven elf gnomes grinning, eight snow piles, nine red tin solders, ten chickens clucking, eleven horses neighing and a briar bench built of candy.

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New Book: Mansfield Park and Mummies

Indeed, I might also be moved to point out that the aforementioned interpretations – Pride and Prejudice, and Sense and Sensibility – with their inclusions of terrifying monsters and at least in one case, new and extreme mayhem, are both penned by those of the gentlemanly persuasion. And this text is written by a lady.

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