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From the Books: SEASONS OF A FINGER LAKES WINERY (On Geography in fiction and elsewhere)

 I’m reading a book right now called Seasons of a Finger Lakes Winery, by John C. Hartsock. The book is just that: a year in the life of a single winery in New York’s Finger Lakes region, a place where … Continue reading

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Diggin’ Up Bones (#AmWriting)

 The other day I was looking for something completely different in my archives, and I found a post from July 2010, eleven years ago: I haven’t talked about writing in a while, so here’s a brief note about it. My … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the Maker!

 Happy birthday to George Lucas! It’s no accident, or exaggeration, when I say that George Lucas is the biggest influence on my storytelling. Star Wars imprinted on me at a very young age, and it is still my guiding star, even … Continue reading

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February Struggles

 Last month was not a great month for writing, for a number of reasons. The major reason is that sometimes when you write by the seat of your pants, you reach a spot where you’re sitting at the computer thinking, … Continue reading

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An ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

 I could stretch all of this out, but instead: On January 21, I shall relaunch THE SONG OF FORGOTTEN STARS, by re-issuing the first three books in revised editions with new covers, and by releasing Book Four, THE SAVIOR WORLDS!!! So, … Continue reading

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“Once more unto…unto the thing into which we go once more!”

 In other exciting news*, after a really long time not producing any new fiction copy, I have at last returned to drafting. It’s time to get FORGOTTEN STARS V done. I decided some time ago to start drafting it on January … Continue reading

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Pick My Author Photo!

 Hey, folks! I’m doing this on Twitter and Instagram, and since this blog is the granddaddy of all my “social media” ventures, I should do it here, too. I am in the cover-design phase of The Savior Worlds, Book Four of … Continue reading

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Working….

 If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to in terms of writing of late, here’s what! I’m doing some revision work on Stardancer, The Wisdomfold Path, and Amongst the Stars as part of a relaunch effort, at the same time that … Continue reading

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Wise Words from Samira Ahmed

Author Samira Ahmed, writer of the amazing YA novel Love, Hate, and Other Filters as well as others, recently appeared on one of my favorite podcasts, 88 Cups of Tea. Her main takeaway that she pushed hard was the need for … Continue reading

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Four-month Check In

So, here we are, four months since my last check in! And so much and so little has changed. The pandemic continues, and for a while it seemed as if things might be slowly getting better…and then, for a lot … Continue reading

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