Adventures in the Mageworlds

Not that we ever get to the Mageworlds in this story.  It’s an origin story, more or less, for one of our major characters, Beka Rosselin-Metadi.  It was supposed to be a light romantic romp with some bumbling criminals adding humor.  A farce.  And along the way she’d find her first love. That didn’t makeContinue reading “Adventures in the Mageworlds”

Cruddy Blood

Join me for the launch of the special Debra Doyle Memorial Edition of the young adult horror novel BAD BLOOD, a fast-paced story about a girl, a camping trip, and a werewolf problem from the height of the 1990s horror boom, told with humor, realism—and a lot of blood. Come join the conversation, post memoriesContinue reading “Cruddy Blood”

SR-F*ckin’-A

What shall I say about the SRA (Science Research Associates) reading program? They’re pretty darned proud of themselves. (Note: this post comes from the discussion here.) When I was young I went to St. Patrick’s Parochial School in Bedford, New York, where our teachers belonged to the Sisters of Charity. I’m sure they did somethingContinue reading “SR-F*ckin’-A”

Maine RenFaire

Looking for something to do this summer?  By July we should be well into the After Times, so — look for the Before Times with the Maine Renaissance Faire. Four days:  July 17, 18, 24, and 25. This is a lot of fun, great performances, interesting food, and a wonderful site.  One of the performersContinue reading “Maine RenFaire”

Paint it Black

Let me introduce you to something that I just learned from my sister: The existence of fan music videos for the BBC series Robin Hood (2006). Specifically, for Guy of Gisbourne (played by Richard Armitage, who went on to play Thorin Oakenshield in The Hobbit). Apparently, for beautiful young ladies, Guy consistently gets “shag” inContinue reading “Paint it Black”

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