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July 31, 2019

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s not telling where you might be swept off to.”—J.R.R. Tolkien

I’m closing in on the end of a novella that has taken me far too long to finish. There a...

April 24, 2019

When I worked at the bookstore, the best part of my job was handselling. This was when I put a book into a customer’s hand that they didn’t know they wanted. I love the look of surprise people get when you say the thing that makes them buy the book.

Then “Black Light,”...

March 13, 2019

In my writer’s group, there are all kinds of writers. Poets, Literary writers, romance writers, teen writers. Of all genres. All levels of experience. What I’ve noticed is that many of us deny that we’re writing for an audience. “Oh, this is just for me,” we say and sh...

August 29, 2018

Photo By: Loren Rhoads naturally they became heroes.” - Leia Organa of Alderaan, Senator

Last week something unexpected happened. I got to go to the Detroit Institute of Art’s exhibit of Star Wars costumes. It wasn’t unexpected that I went, but the circumstances...

April 25, 2018

When people asked me, in my former life when I sold books for a living, to recommend something to read, I had two lists in my head. The first were the sure sales, the easy ones. Neil Gaiman, if the customer showed even a slight inclination toward magic, otherwise Steph...

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