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Scary Stories in Time for Halloween

My story, “The Talking Box,” which involves magical boxes, greed, stupidity, and self-vivisection, is out now in EAB Publishing’s, Midnight Circus: In the Age of Horrors, just in time for Halloween!   You can get it for Kindle as well. … Continue reading

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VCON Wrap Up

The last day of VCON went by quickly.  The panels on YA Dystopias and Good Villains were fun, and a friend and I were able to hear C.C. Humphreys and other panelists explain what makes a good science fiction tv show.  The best … Continue reading

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Day One of VCON Panels

Three panels today, all very different.  The first was with Julie McGalliard and Joe Haldeman on killing off characters.  It was fun.  There was a big audience and good questions.  I think we all came down on the side of … Continue reading

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First Report from VCON

Well, I didn’t do much today at VCON, but I had fun.  Since I purchased a higher-level membership, I was invited to a lunch with some of the Guests of Honour and the convention’s organizers.  All were charming and welcoming … Continue reading

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New Cover for City of Demons

Since Galen Dara’s cover for City of Masks was so wonderfully creepy, my publisher, Tyche Books, asked her to do one for the first book in the series, City of Demons.  Here it is: No, that’s not disturbing.  Not at all. … Continue reading

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VCon Is Coming Up and It’s Panel Time!

Vancouver’s science fiction, fantasy, and gaming conference is next week, October 2-4, and I’m on panels. Sat. 10:00 A.M.     Killing off Characters (with Guest of Honour, Joe Haldeman) Sat. 1:00 P.M.       Humour in Teen and … Continue reading

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An Un-Sale of a Short Story, etc.

I wrote a horror short story a while back called “The Talking Box,” and it has been accepted by Midnight Circus Magazine, a literary, themed quarterly.  It seem like an interesting publication, so please feel free to check it out … Continue reading

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The Hugo’s Won

Well, after a nail-biting ceremony, the Puppies of various types were banished to that outer darkness called the internet, and sanity prevailed.  ‘No Award’ is not pretty, nor very useful except in circumstances as bizarre as these (whole categories filled with–in … Continue reading

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The Hugo Awards Controversy

I’ve been obsessed with this issue for some time now, so here’s my two cents (and no, I won’t pay anybody two cents to read this).  I’m taking the Puppy arguments from several sites and their comment sections.  They are … Continue reading

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City of Sand

The title of the sequel to City of Demons and City of Masks is City of Sand.  It takes place in the dry country south of the river Ar, and involves some characters from the first two books.  They are … Continue reading

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