Business Musings: Because They Are Hard

Last night, I spent an hour trying to find a word. Not because I’m having cognitive issues or because I’m being exceptionally picky. I was doing my Spanish homework. The professor gave us a definition for a word in the story we had read, and wanted us to find the word to go with the definition. I understood the definition. I thought I understood every […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Death Stopped for Miss Dickinson

Poet Emily Dickinson writes about death like one who knows it well. But how she knows it proves a mystery to most who know her. Most, but not all. One knows her secret. One who loves her. One whose meeting she might come to regret for an eternity. “Death Stopped for Miss Dickinson,” by World Fantasy Award-winning author Kristine Kathryn Rusch is free on this […]

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Business Musings: Deadlines (A Process Blog)

My calendars and I have gotten intimate this year in a way that we haven’t been since, oh, maybe 2015. I got sicker and sicker before we left Oregon, and somewhere around 2015, I had to jettison the idea of deadlines. For the most part, I couldn’t meet them without acknowledging that my chronic illness had slowed me to a crawl. I didn’t want to […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Fit to Print

When veteran New York Times reporter Frank Butler vacations at his grandmother’s old house in Bonner Bay, Oregon, he ignores the town’s strange goings-on. The locals usually appreciate his discretion. Except this year. This year, everyone has an opinion about the new strangers in town, and no one agrees. Not even Frank, who might have to give up some journalistic integrity to save his favorite […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Hearts

David loved Kari from the moment he first saw her. That love inspired his art. But something more, something darker might prove his greatest inspiration of all—if only he can finally look within his own heart. “Hearts” by New York Times bestselling 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.   Hearts […]

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Recommended Reading List: January, 2021

Oh, wow. We’re in 2021! I found that I couldn’t read novels until after January 20. I guess my brain could only handle short bursts. I read a couple of novels, but am only recommending one. The others didn’t stick the landing. The endings were either awful or nonexistent. I’ve noticed that a lot lately in non-series books, especially those traditionally published, and I have […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Handfast

When Ry gave her the gun, she thought it the most romantic gift she’d ever received. But after his death she had to put the magic gun in her past or risk losing her future. Until the day she can no longer keep the gun at bay. It demands answers. Answers only she can find. Answers that involve a ceremony she never fully understood. Until […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Dispatches from the Front: Number Sixty-One

War correspondents and soldiers possess one thing in common: They only see pieces of the war—even a magical war. Everything rests on a single magical weapon, dispatched by Pixie Air, which the soldiers believe will solve everything. One war correspondent questions how. But for the first time, she finds herself on the battlefront, hoping that her people succeed in this last attempt at saving their […]

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Thieves Preorder and Diving short story

Great news! I know many of you have been waiting for the next novel featuring Boss in the Diving series. Well, it’s finally…um…nearly here. The novel is called Thieves and it releases on February 12. But you can preorder your copy now in ebook, trade paper or hardcover format. It’ll take a while for audio. I’m negotiating with someone other than Audible for a variety […]

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Business Musings: BookExpo, Bookstores, and Libraries

In 2020, BookExpo finally died. BookExpo was, once upon a time, a convention for booksellers, put on by the publishing industry. Back then, it was called The American Booksellers Association Convention, and honestly, it was marvelous. If you were a book person, it was like the best place ever. Books everywhere. So many books in such large convention halls that you couldn’t see everything. You […]

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