Free Fiction Monday: Losing Dolly

Annabeth loses her dolly three days after her daddy died. Little Annabeth searches everywhere, but she can’t understand why God would take away her best friend so soon after taking her daddy. And so close to Christmas. To heal, she must discover why dolly disappeared and find a reason to believe in God once more. A heart-rending story about a child’s love, loss and faith “Losing […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Arrival of Truth

Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s alternate history stories have won or been nominated for every award in the sf field. “The Arrival of Truth” shows why. In pre-Civil War Virginia, some slaves tell a story about Sojourner and the Truth. One young girl, forced to give up her own children and nurse a white baby, wonders what the Truth will mean. Will it set her free? Or […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Roger, At Sunset

September, 1963: Roger knows the future. Life in 1960s, the same as in the 1950s, certainly better than the 1940s. Roger’s future looks exactly like his present: the job of his dreams, the wife of his dreams, everything perfect and in a row. Roger, representative of his privileged generation. Roger, who sits down to watch the news every night…in a golden twilight of a soon-to-be […]

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Free Fiction Monday: The Dead Line

Andersonville. The name strikes horror in the memory even now. But before Lieutenant Nathaniel Garrison lost two years of his life to that place, he fell in love with a beautiful Confederate—and married her at the exact wrong moment. Even fifty years later, he hears her voice. Then, on the Titanic’s sister ship, the Olympic, he sees something he shouldn’t, something that brings back everything: […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Controlling The Sword

Because he lost his arm in the war against Napoleon, Nicholas cannot return to Society. The ton will reject him. Now, he lives in solitude in his estate, claiming he prefers it. Then a child arrives. A young boy who reminds him of his past. A boy who threatens his present. A boy who must be dealt with to ensure Nicholas’ own future. “Controlling The […]

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Recommended Reading List: May, 2013

Read a fun middle-grade novel this month, and realized that while I had loved, loved, loved the first book in the series, the second disappointed—not because it was worse than the first. It might have been better. It disappointed because half the fun of the first (from an adult perspective) was the riff the novel was doing on a series of classic novels, and now […]

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Free Fiction Monday: Improvements

As a Medieval woman, Maude knows her place. But her husband’s death shortly after the birth of their son means she must fulfill his duties until their son comes of age. But when a woman appears on her doorstep bloodied and broken, Maude must decide how far she will go to protect her son’s estate. Will she follow the dictates of her time, or will […]

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October 2010 Recommended Reading List

I taught a workshop this month and read a lot of great writing from the students, things I hope to see in print someday soon.  In addition to that, I suffered a lot of disappointment. Books I had looked forward to for months came out and were adequate in one case and just plain awful in another.  In fact the second book was by far […]

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Hitler’s Angel in the United States

Due to some publishing weirdness that no one can adequately explain to me, Hitler’s Angel won’t be available in the United States until January of 2011.  Except at one bookstore.  The exception came because I live near that bookstore.  North by Northwest Books has copies for sale and they are signed. The bookstore will ship anywhere in the United States.  You can contact them here: […]

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