Buon giorno! Or buona sera, depending on what time you’re reading this. As I mentioned last time, what with all my health problems blah blah blah I decided for my next series to take a break from the gloomy North and revisit and revise my “Italian” stories. Of course, those stories turned out to be […]
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Hello all! Welcome to April. It’s certainly been a damp one here in North Carolina, just like all the previous months since, oh, August. There was a brief glorious moment when my basement floor was not actually swimming in water, but that, alas, has passed. I guess this should be our theme song Since, as […]
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Wow! Is it almost April already? Where is the time going? I have to admit that in my fantasies, I thought I would be most of the way to cured by now, since I’m spending the spring on medical leave. Alas, that is not the case. While I can certainly see signs of improvement, it’s […]
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Greetings, all! With the spring equinox rapidly approaching, now seems like a great time to make the first part of my story of spring, The Breathing Sea, free! The promo will be running March 16-20. And of course it’s always free on KU. Get it here. Here’s that link again to get The Breathing Sea I free on […]
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It’s another not-so-beautiful early spring day here. The daffodils are blooming, but the occasional flake of snow falls from the sky. So it seems like a great opportunity to write some more about my story of spring, The Breathing Sea. As I wrote last time, The Breathing Sea starts in early spring and continues until midsummer, and is […]
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Well, it’s the first week of March, which means spring isn’t quite officially here yet, but the daffodils and crocuses and pears are already blooming in my neck of the woods. I hope they don’t get nipped in next week’s predicted hard frost/winter storm. Things have been pretty exciting for me recently, and only sort […]
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I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! Maybe you had a wonderful Friend Day, as they say in Finland, by eschewing all the marketing around yet another over-commercialized holiday, but that’s okay too. That’s what I did. And if you went out and had a super-romantic experience, well, the rest of us will try not to […]
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So much news! But first things first. The Midnight Land I is free on Kindle January 20-24, and for those of you in the Amazon.com market, Part II is just 99c! Of course, they’re always free on KU. Hmm, and while I’m on the subject of free books, the Portal to Fantasy Winter Reading Giveaway is still going […]
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Happy 2019, everyone! How is it 2019 already? My 2019 is starting off well-ish, in part because I’m on medical leave. That’s not normally a positive, and I’d much rather *not* have to be on medical leave, but since I do, I might as well look on the bright side. And one of the bright […]
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With the coming New Year, as we say in Russian! I hope 2019 brings whatever it needs to bring for all of us. I’ve been doing a reasonable amount of reading over the past few weeks, so I thought I’d share some recommendations of books and authors that are not super well-known, and therefore may […]
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