Free Fiction Monday: Reunion

Jenn remembers August DuLac. Her high school sweetheart. Her ideal for the perfect man. August broke her heart. And then life broke her spirit. So, when Jenn attends her thirty-year high school reunion, she questions why she came. But when she runs into August, for the first time in thirty years, she realizes she might just need to question everything she thought she knew. “Reunion,” […]

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Business Musings: Longevity: Licensing Expo 2022

After a tumultuous two weeks, I’m returning to my blogs about the Las Vegas Licensing Expo, held in May of this year. Because I had an unexpectedly rocky start to June (chronic health fun), I wasn’t able to write the planned second blog about the longevity of licensed properties on the day that I planned. Probably a good thing, when looked at with a cold […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Playing with Reality

Charles Myloft Martin the Third arrives at the shadow golf pro-am with a plan. But her plan quickly forces her into a hazard. First, the club refuses to let her play because of her gender. Then, she finds help in the unlikeliest place. But that help comes with a handicap—one she failed to realize she had. One that will make her question her own place […]

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Business Musings: How Writers Fail (Part 4): Aging Writer Edition

Do to unforeseen difficulties, I didn’t have a chance to write up the rest of the Expo. I’ll do so in the next week or so. Instead, the planned series continues. I have never read Michael Chabon’s book, The Wonder Boys, but I love the movie. It has two of my favorite actors—Michael Douglas and Robert Downey Jr.—and a stellar supporting cast. It’s also an […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Observer

They send the best and brightest to war, then observe them when the soldiers return. Only someone else observes, too—someone closer to the soldier, someone quite surprising… “The Observer” by Hugo Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch, is free on this website for one week only. The story’s also available as an ebook through various online retailers here and is included in the collection Colliding Worlds, Vol. 5, which is available […]

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Business Musings: Licensing Expo 2022

The Las Vegas Licensing Expo happened in person for the first time since 2019.  We attended, along with 12 writers from our classes, and a number of colleagues and friends. WMG Publishing had quite a presence, since Allyson Longuiera came as well. This was her first licensing expo, but it won’t be her last. Nor will it be ours. I’ll write a blog or two […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Folk Lure

Drew, a private investigator, protects Karen. Lonely, sad, vulnerable Karen. So, when Karen decides to respond to a suspicious-sounding personal ad about a music audition, Drew tags along. What he observes puts his instincts on high alert. Drew fears the Folklorist plans to use Karen and toss her away. But the truth will prove far more unsettling than Drew can ever imagine. “Folk Lure” by […]

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Kickstarter Thanks

Wow! The Starter Kit Kickstarter just ended, and we did better than expected. Thank you, backers, and thanks to everyone who spread the word. I greatly appreciate it.

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Business Musings: How Writers Fail (Part 3): Expectations

I have picked apart this topic in my head so many times that I’m finally getting a handle on my own expectations. Not yours, not another writer’s. Mine. We all have expectations of the way a career will go. Of the way life will go, but that’s another blog entirely. We also have expectations of ourselves and others around us. And never, ever, ever will […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Dark Man

An investigative reporter trying to survive the collapse of the news industry, Condi now works for the Organization of Strange Phenomenon Ancient and Modern. They pay really well and respect her terms. Terms like allowing her to expose the “strange phenomenon” as a hoax. But her latest assignment proves different. Rome holds more mysteries than she expects. Including not one but two mysterious figures. “The […]

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