I picked up “Vita Nostra” largely out of curiosity. I’d never heard of the authors before, but I’m always up for some Russian literature in translation, and the fact that it was contemporary fantasy made it even more intriguing. But when diving into these things, you never know what you’re going to get. And indeed, […]
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Hi All! Well, it got below freezing last night here, suggesting that winter is finally on its way. The leaves are even starting to change a little, although they still look more like early October than November. All this fall weather and changing of the seasons makes it seem like a great time to talk […]
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Hi All! Yes indeed, Halloween is just around the corner. It *almost* got cold last week, but now it’s warm again–for now. The incipient cold is turning into a bit of a problem, because at the moment I don’t have a good source of heat for my house. I mean, I *have* heat. Multiple sources, […]
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I’ve been a big fan of the Penny White series since I read the first book, and “The Business of Bees,” the 8th book in the series, does not disappoint. In fact, the series just goes from strength to strength. If you haven’t read any of the earlier books, you might want to go back […]
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Hi All! It’s here! Sunny days and cool nights, the leaves starting to turn orange, the scent of pumpkin spice wafting through the air… Oh, and Half a Dream, the second book in the Giacio & Luca series, is now officially launched and is free on Kindle this week only! You can get it here. A […]
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Hi All! Yes, it’s finally here! Free e-ARCs are available of The City of Shadows, the third (and currently final) installment in the Giaco & Luca series. But first, a humble request for a favor. I am currently getting ready for the official launch of Half a Dream, the second book in the series. So it’s “secretly” already live […]
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Happy Solstice, everyone! In celebration of this most balanced and auspicious day, I thought I’d share a sneak peek of “The City of Shadows,” book 3 in the Giaco & Luca series. Between returning to teaching after my medical leave, and working on stuff related to my other pen name, I’ve been much slower than […]
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Hi Everyone! I’ve been busy–and exhausted and sore–from the beginning of the semester and returning to teaching, so I don’t have a lot of news to share right now. So I thought I’d do another reading roundup. A number of you wrote back to me the last time I asked for reading recommendations, and now […]
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Greetings from the swamp! Or at least that’s what it’s felt like this past week. It’s been in the 90s with massive thunderstorms every day this week until today. Now a cool, fall-like rain is coming down. Neither state has been doing much for my health. The damp has been turning everything into even more […]
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It’s August, so the cicadas are whirring up a racket outside my windows. Days are hot, but the mornings are already getting a bit of that pre-autumn chill to them. And–are you ready for this–yesterday I walked ALL THE WAY AROUND THE BLOCK!!!!!!! Considering that last fall I was having to hold onto the wall […]
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