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Vanished from Cast of Characters

April 3, 2012 | Better than chocolate,News

Cast of Characters

Hi there! I’m thrilled to announce that I have a new story coming out today: “Vanished” in CAST OF CHARACTERS.

Ten years ago, Cindy and her long-time boyfriend had the perfect date at their high school prom. Before the sun rose the next morning, he’d vanished and her family was dead within months.

Now she’s come back to West Virginia for the class reunion, planning to bury ghosts.

She’s hoping to maintain her manicure and stay atop her new high heels. She doesn’t expect to dance with a swordsman – or fight a dragon.

For more information, please visit Vanished‘s page.

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The Romance of the Rails

March 23, 2012 | News,The stories

Hello again!

I’m blogging today at History Hoydens about how my family memories made their way into The Northern Devil.

Have books ever reminded you of a loved one? Please stop by and chat, if you get a chance!

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Research, To Ebook or Not to Ebook, That is the Question

March 2, 2012 | News,The stories,Tuning the instrument

Hi there!

I’m blogging today at History Hoydens about whether to use print books or ebooks for research. One lets me see the illustrations but the books are so big and heavy. The other lets me carry the books everywhere – but it doesn’t let me see the illustrations very well.

Decisions, decisions, decisions…

What do you think? How do you handle your research? Please stop by and chat, if you get a chance.

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Ethics in SF Worldbuilding

February 22, 2012 | News,The stories

Bond of Darkness

Hi there!

Linda Williams and I are chatting together about ethics in our SF/F worlds. It’s a three part interview and we’re especially focused on how morals are different for these characters, than they would be in the every day world. I’m talking about my Texas vampires. (Go, Don Rafael!)

We’re chatting today – February 22nd – and again on February 29th and March 6th.

Please stop by and join the dialogue. We already had fun, scratching our heads to answer the questions.

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Places Too Big for the Usual Rules

February 10, 2012 | News,Quirky notions

London Thames

London Bridge


Hello again! I’m blogging today at History Hoydens about research books which break all the rules to make places come alive.

Got any recommendations? Please stop by and chat!

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Way Back Then or Was It?

January 20, 2012 | News,Quirky notions,The stories

Hi there! I’m blogging today at History Hoydens about moments in real-life and fiction when one isn’t sure exactly what century it is.

Please stop by and share some with me!Colonial Village with Pedestrian

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Research on the Run

November 18, 2011 | Better than chocolate,News,Quirky notions

Hi there! I’m blogging today at History Hoydens about doing research on the run. Or, the best ways to look up fun facts far away from libraries and museums.

Please stop by if you get a chance! I’d love to hear about your favorite websites and apps.

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