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The Fiddler’s Fall, a Crossroads tale

Everyone knows you should never make a deal with the devil.  But when a mysterious new fiddler comes to town, Tyn can’t resist the competition, and it’s up to Dan to find out the truth before the violinist he loves loses the contest–and his soul. In the first short story set in …

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Twixt, by Sarah Diemer

Twixt by Sarah Diemer My rating: 5 of 5 stars Like in Sarah’s first novel, The Dark Wife, the core of Twixt is redemption, the idea that any of us, no matter our pasts or what others believe us to be, can be redeemed. And that love can bring out …

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I build worlds, not houses

I can’t say I have never felt out of my element–I’ve lived with generalised anxiety disorder for a long time now, so I’m no stranger to discomfort–but there is a special kind of awkwardness that comes over me when I have to go into a hardware store, be it Lowe’s …

Your Money’s No Good Here

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I’m not a teenager. Therefore, I’m not the kind of fan who will scour the internets for every piece of information about an entertainer’s life. But now I realise that if I had done so, I may have saved myself a lot of money and heartache. In 2008 I discovered …

Boldly Go

“I don’t have religion, I have Star Trek.” I grew up watching The Next Generation, admiring Captain Picard and everything the Federation stands for. I have to believe that one day humanity will leave greed behind. That we will work not for the acquisition of wealth but for the betterment …

Genre Crossroads

I hear it, time and time again. Don’t mix your genres. Pick a genre, stick with it. You won’t find a way to effectively market something without a clear genre. But how to do anything new if one has to limit oneself thus? I’ve noticed a trend in my stories, …

Fuck your Alphabets

Here’s the thing. I’ve seen this trend lately, where LGBT has become LGBTQ or LGBTI or LGBTWTFBBQOMG and even fucking QUILTBAG. Seriously? This is seriously what we’re doing? Here’s what I see: an attempt at inclusiveness that falls short. We’re still a bunch of letters thrown together. Letters that can …

The Next Big Thing Blog Hop

As part of The Next Big Thing Blog Hop, I was tagged by Ingrid Diaz in her post last week. The purpose of this hop is to introduce readers to writers and works that might be unfamiliar. This includes new releases or Works in Progress (WIP).  This is week 26 …

A Thing of Brilliance, from Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal

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November is that time of year when people, still recovering from their sugar comas, undertake a thing known as National Novel Writing Month. I did this once, in 2008, and got a good head start on a novel that I’m still toying with. But it was only because at the …

Blood Zero Sky, by J. Gabriel Gates

May Fields has everything she’s supposed to want: a posh apartment, the latest gadgets, and a high-level job with one of the only two Corporations left in the world. In fact, her father is the CEO of N-Corp, the only company left in what was once the Western world and …

Nomadic Soul

I’ve lived in Harrisburg, PA for roughly seven years now. I think that’s just about long enough. Unfortunately, I must remain at least one more year because of reasons. That’s fine, I can deal. The truth remains that relocating for me, while mentally and emotionally easy, is logistically more complex …

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