2013 in review – Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone. WordPress has this lovely feature I want to share with you - and to set up the perfect opportunity to say "Thank you" to all of you. 2013 was a terrific year of chances to talk and share with you. I'd like to do more in 2014. Tell me what sort …

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Terror in a Wild Weird West – #3 is here!!!

The Wild American West was a dream and hope for many, but for some it was a place to die. Lucky Tom Turner has finally run out of the good fortune that kept him alive for so long. Rescue the brilliant scientist, elude the New Confederacy, and escape the Prussians determined to torture him for …

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Journey to the Center of the Jökull – (Giving volcanic ash the finger or Part 2)

They have T-shirts and magnets for sale at every shop in Iceland, but for once, the cheesy tourist junk was tempting because it was funny. “What part of Eyjafjallajökull do you not understand.”  I HAD to get the magnet! The Icelandic Kroner is a wildly flocculating rascal in the international exchange world.  Rather more colorful …

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The Best Historical Novel – How to Write History into Your Fiction – Part 1 – the All Essential Setting

On Wednesday, Nov 18th, I popped up a post on things you can do to help decide what time period and what place to set your historical novel. So now you know where and when. The question becomes, how do you convince the reader (in this case a picky history-lovin’ geek - me) that they …

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