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September 13, 2014

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Published on September 13, 2014 13:19 • 59 views

August 4, 2014

Hey Best Fans in the World!By now you'll have heard about  Amazon's new subscription ebook/audiobook plan called Kindle Unlimited (KU). It adds to a segment of the market already occupied by Scribd and Oyster. But should you pay for a subscription service? And if so, which one?
 Are ebook subscription services worth it?If you typically consume, on average, more than about $10 in ebooks per month AND the limited catalogs currently available don't con...
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Published on August 04, 2014 11:35 • 54 views

July 23, 2014

Following on the heels of the wild, dystopian ride that was The Hunt For Tomorrow, 20 of the participating authors are collaborating on a tale of disaster and hope like none other. Written over the course of three weeks, each author adding a chapter in turn, the story follows Eve, Cassie, and Jared as they reconcile their existence and learn how to survive in a dark, new world. The story title and character names were suggested by Gayle Noble, winner of the Hunt for Tomorrow contest.
Here's a...
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Published on July 23, 2014 10:06 • 36 views

June 29, 2014

Ever wanted to know the biggest lie I've ever told? Or if I have a police record? And what kind of sauce I would eat with children? Then check out my Voigt-Kampff  interview on the Hunt for Tomorrow blog! 



The Hunt for Tomorrow: Saul Tanpepper:



HAVE YOU WRITTEN IN ANY OTHER GENRES BESIDES YA DYSTOPIAN?  WHAT DREW YOU TO THIS GENRE? I actually got serious about writing in 2005,...
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Published on June 29, 2014 08:00 • 42 views

June 15, 2014

  Huntfortomorrow THE HUNT FOR TOMORROW 22 AUTHORS. 3 DYSTOPIAN BOXED SETS. 1 MASSIVE EVENT.A virtual scavenger hunt through twenty-two fictional dystopias.Friday, July 18 at 6:00pm (EST) - Sunday, July 20 at 6:00pm (EST).
Join THE HUNT FOR TOMORROW , an on-line scavenger hunt, and embark on a virtual odyssey through twenty-two dystopian futures. Become an intrepid scavenger and solve clues at each of the dystopian author stops as you navigate your way to the finish line where you’ll be entered into a ran...
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Published on June 15, 2014 07:25 • 33 views

June 13, 2014

Pikes Peak Blogger and Creative Writing Coach Deb McLeod talks about serialization in her 4-part series. This final installment summarizes my strategy in serializing GAMELAND as an example.



Writing from the Peak: The Serialized Novel: Part 4 - The Formula: by Deb McLeod In the final episode of my exploration of serials and serialization, I want to look at what makes a good serial and how t...
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Published on June 13, 2014 08:56 • 107 views

March 5, 2014

This is the full 1st chapter of
A Dark and Sure Descent Being a Chronicle of the Long Island Outbreak
(expected publication May/June 2014)
The dried bundle of fur, bones, and leaf litter in the gutter wrenched at six-year-old Cassie Stemple’s guts, but she wasn’t actually that surprised by it. Not really. She knew about road kill, knew what it was and how it was made. She’d been in the car that one time they ran over a possum up near Riverhead. The mewling, bloody thing seemed to be vibrating, li...
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Published on March 05, 2014 08:12 • 78 views

February 2, 2014

By now, most of us will have heard about the tragic death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman and the circumstances surrounding it. I've seen an outpouring of emotion on Facebook regarding this loss - pain, sorrow, sympathy. Philip was well known to have battled drug problems, was in and out of rehab, cleaned up and relapsed. There is also a lot of anger, and I'm confused and hurt by people who have lashed out at the actor for frittering away such talent and success, as if the lifestyle and behav...
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Published on February 02, 2014 14:46 • 36 views
It is with deep sadness that I received news today of the death of Philip Seymour Hoffman


John Donne wrote that "Any man's death diminishes me," but it is the deaths of those who touched us personally which are especially hard to bear. I knew Phil when we attended the same high school in
Fairport, New York, and we became friends while members of the same drama club.



My fondest memories are of the after-rehearsal gatherings at Perkins, which would occasionally run past midnight and involve...
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Published on February 02, 2014 14:46 • 49 views

January 21, 2014

STOP BY GOODREADS AND ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN!!
Giveaway begins Jan 21 and ends Jan 30, 2014.

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Published on January 21, 2014 00:00 • 46 views