December Treats!

An early Merry Christmas treat for you all. (Or a treat for whatever you celebrate at this time of year.) I have joined together with a group of brilliant authors to bring to your attention some excellent, sky-high Sci-fi & Fantasy novels at low, low prices. For more info, click here! You can painlessly squeeze the …

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Janus and June

CELEBRATION ! Another hectic month. June started with a week in the UK, celebrating my middle daughter's graduation (huge congrats!). It ended with a week at a German spa! In between, I managed to start work on my beta-readers' responses to my novel, "FACES OF JANUS".   Why "FACES OF JANUS" as a title? Well... …

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A setting or a universe?

"Do you create an entire universe for your characters to live in and how much of that do you use in the actual story?" This is a question often posed, most recently by Mirjam Maclean of the LinkedIn Group: Science Fiction readers, writers, collectors, and artists. In my case...I began writing a human-based "far-future" novel (which is …

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A Beginner’s Tale #2

So it's 2012 and I am trying to write a novel, despite characters seeking independence, stories inflating to epic proportions and the looming specter of SF's accursed "infodump". How to keep it lean and clean but coherent and credible? With a bound, our aspiring author was free! (New readers go back and start here) Solution …

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