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John André, A Representation of Major John André…going from the Vulture Sloop of War, aquatint, circa 1781. Although I grew up in the area I had never paid much attention to this part of American history. I therefore determined that, since I was once again in southern New York for…
I’ve written here before about the necessity — in my opinion — of making one’s villains well-rounded characters and not merely evil mustache-twirling sockpuppets. By which I mean granting them their virtues as well as their vices, and giving them friends as well as enemies, and generally treating them with a certain amount of respect […]
My annual editorial services springtime sale ends April 21. From now until Sunday midnight, all novel-length edits are 30% off. As always, you can purchase a gift certificate for a writer friend, or purchase one for yourself to be redeemed when your work-in-progress is ready for editing.
Tag Archives: short stories
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
First on the Moon! by Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald Beatrice lay back on her bed and looked at the starscape painted on her bedroom ceiling. Two days into the latest educational hiatus and already she and Regina … Continue reading
Altered States of the Union (Glenn Hauman, ed.) is available from all the usual places. Buy it, read it, love it (or don’t). But whatever you do, review it.
The anthology Altered States of the Union has been released. Read our short story, “Gertrude of Wyoming” in its pages. Buy one! Better still, buy a dozen. They make excellent gifts! If you don’t want to go the paper route, … Continue reading
A friend of mine is taking a class called “Critical Thinking” at a local community college. Good for him! He had an assignment, and asked me to look it over to make sure he’d formatted it correctly. (Not too used … Continue reading
La Belle Winery in Amherst, NH, is hosting a Short Story Slam this Sunday, 02 November 2014, from 4:00 – 6:30 pm (1600 to 1830; eight bells of the noon watch ’til five bells of the second dog). Doyle and … Continue reading
“The Devil in the Details,” the latest installment in the Peter Crossman series about a modern-day Knight Templar, is up at Tor.com. Free! Completists will want to get our previous Crossman short stories in the form of a chapbook, The … Continue reading