Petty thievery

I was at the hairdresser’s this last weekend getting a badly needed haircut. I always wait too long to go to the salon and wind up looking like a sheepdog before I get there. This time was no different. While I was there the owner of the salon came rushing over to my hairdresser and…

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Transmundane Press blog-reprinted here

A few weeks ago I had a blog posted on the Transmundane Press website as part of blogging leading up to their Transcendent release, which will come out soon. I am reprinting it below for everyone to enjoy.   Are We Really Alone? When I was a kid I used to try and fix times…

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Traffic in Los Angeles, ugh!

It’s September and school is back in session. Here in California it is staggered, private schools go back at different times than public schools, and the colleges are on another schedule altogether. All of it means much more traffic. In the summertime my commute is easy, as much as any Los Angeles commute can be…

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Science Fiction conventions

  When I was fifteen or sixteen I discovered science fictions conventions. It was a revelation. We loved reading science fiction and fantasy but didn’t realize that there were places where people could go who had similar interests that we did. For a few years I went every year to Boskone, which was the local…

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Shifting Auras and so much more!

Sometimes when I try to explain to friends and co-workers (or my boss!) where my ideas come from I get anything from a raised eyebrow to a polite “that’s interesting” or “I never would have thought of that.” Whether that’s a good or bad thing is unclear. Many of my original ideas come from the…

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Shifting Auras release day!

Hi, all: The day I’ve been waiting for is finally here! For the past two months my first Universe Chronicles book, titled Shifting Auras, has been up for pre-sale. Today it becomes available exclusively on Amazon. I call this my “X-Men paranormal series” and if you like people with powers like telepathy, telekinesis and more, with a…

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RWA, writing and more

Writing is a solitary business. Everyone knows that. It requires someone who can sit down for long stretches at a time (or short ones) and compose words that eventually, hopefully, become stories. Most writers I know spend a fair amount of time on their craft, whatever type of writer they are. Generally we are alone…

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Days go by

Today we’re officially halfway through the year. Six months have passed and there are six months to go. Over the last week many of us have been exclaiming how it seems unbelievable that half a year has already passed and “how can we be here already?” We had the same conversation last year. And the…

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Writing update

I wanted to share some good news on my writing front over the past two weeks. Transmundane Press, who I had the pleasure of working with before in their mammoth “After the Happily Ever After” anthology, has picked up my odd tale called “The Only One Alive” for their Transcendent anthology. Release date is TBA,…

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Of trademarks and others

I became interested in the whole “cocky” fiasco as soon as I became aware of it. I followed the hashtag to the fast-moving Twitter thread #cockygate and have kept track of the whole mess mostly through that hashtag. As a writer I am alarmed on many levels. That this, and other words, which are in…

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