A gift to my readers

Every author needs a break or two from the great projects they hope to write.  This is mine.  While I was in Bath, I took the opportunity to pen down three pages.  Of course, I used a good dip quill and decent paper, all while sitting in the parlor of the restored Regency house: The …

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Bath or Bust!

Really ... I did have every intention of posting here while on my amazing trip to Bath and London in September.  I confess: I had little opportunity.  Why yes it was THAT much fun, but also I had dreadful connectivity issues while there. On 9/11 I dared to board a flight for Heathrow from San …

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The Omnibus Edition of the Gaslight Adventures

This large scale publication is ready now on Amazon.com.  The Gaslight Adventures is a compilation of the Tom Turner Trilogy with more.  Historical notes, illustrations and photographs, personal notes from the author, and stories of a real life, Wild West inventor.  The Omnibus Edition brings all this together in one volume. Kindle and Smashwords editions …

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Backstory, we don’t need no stinkin’ backstory

Hola, fellow authors: I was just reading an article about where to start your novel or short story.  The blogger insists that beginning in a character’s childhood is both boring and unnecessary.  In fact, she suggests that readers don’t really need to know about your character’s growing up into the adults they will be. I …

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It’s Coming! Book Three of the Gaslight Adventures Trilogy

Trilogies need three things, unless you are marvelously clever and are just playing with us (why yes, there have been four part trilogies but I won't do that to you.)  Volume Three is almost on the bookshelves!  You can order your copy of The Gaslight Adventures of Tom Turner: Volume 3 through Amazon, Kindle, and …

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Guest Blogger – Dover Whitecliff “Be a Writer!”

With a huge "Thank You!" and "Tally-ho!" I want to welcome Dover Whitecliff to the VolcanoLady Blog.  Dover is a brilliant budding author with tons to share.  Not only has she generously given us an article, she is has a blog site of her own (see below.)  Proof positive, especially as NaNoWriMo is five days …

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