Extra! Extra! Read All About It!!!

In case you hadn't heard, there is some exciting news to start off October. First, the Audio version of The Yankee Must Die (the Gaslight Adventures of Tom Turner #!) has been released.  You can now order this audio book, narrated by the brilliant and talented Patrick R. Golden, on Audible.com, Amazon.com, and iTunes. Also, …

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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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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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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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Journey to the Center of … Eyjafjallajökull (don’t panic – we’ll review the pronunciation.) (Part 1)

Tours can be great for authors – all that professional wisdom and tidbits of useless trivia only we can appreciate.  Weird little things can come up in the oddest places, such as my overhearing that until the 20th Century most ships couldn’t dock in Reykjavik because the harbor is shallow and other harbors were the …

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