Category Archives: Novels

Book Sale

There’s a sale going on over at Smashwords, and all of the reprinted backlist that we have there is 75% off (that takes a bunch of ’em all the way down to free). Now through March 7th. Complete your collection! … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

From December 25rd through January 1st all of our back-in-print E-books and stories will be half-off to free over at Smashwords.  Complete your collection!

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Uncle Tom’s SERE

Was Uncle Tom’s Cabin written by a feminine hand? No, it was written by Harriet Beecher’s toe. For years, pretty much all I knew about Uncle Tom’s Cabin, the novel, was that it existed.  Important in the social history of … Continue reading

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Dotard!

The news lately is full of the word “dotard,” and all of the news sources feel compelled to add a definition.   As if everyone didn’t already know what dotard meant.  In the small fishing village whence I come, “Dotard!” is … Continue reading

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What to Bring to a Book-Signing

So you’re doing your first book-signing. A handy list of things to put in the back of your car from our friends the Romance Writers (add or subtract according to your situation and preferences): Tablecloth Candies* and dish Flowers Props … Continue reading

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SFF Newgroup Posts

Accessing Newsgroup Archives by FTP For a very limited time (now through through mid-morning April 2nd, 2017), you may access the newsgroup archives using FTP. Here are the settings you’ll need: Host: archives.sff.net Protocol: FTP Port: 21 Encryption: Explicit FTP … Continue reading

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As Seen on TV Tropes

Y’all know TV Tropes, right?  You know to pack a sandwich and carry a canteen when you go there. Well, I’m pleased to announce that two of our books have their own pages at TV Tropes.  Not only that, but … Continue reading

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Fifty Shades of Grape

I see from the posters outside my local cinema (local = forty-five minute drive in good weather, assuming no logging trucks) that the sequel to Fifty Shades of Grey is about to hit the screen. As it happens, a while … Continue reading

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Where O Where Has My Middle-Earth Gone?

Where is The Lord of the Rings set?  I say it’s the Americas.  Here’s why:  Pipeweed.  That’s tobacco, sure enough, and that’s a native American species.  Potatoes.  Same deal: the Americas. The Great River.  Nothing in Europe, and especially nothing … Continue reading

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Royal Road

So there you are, with that new copy of The Royal Road to Card Magic that you found under the Christmas tree (or that old copy that you found in your stuff and dusted off because you’re finally ready to … Continue reading

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