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Virginia McClain

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Virginia McClain is an author who recently stopped daylighting as a Spanish teacher in Arizona and switched to writing full time in Winnipeg, Manitoba. When she's not writing she can often be found climbing to the top of large rocks, running on trails, backpacking, and generally engaging in any excuse to go play outside. Now that she has moved to the Great White North she will probably add snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and ice skating to her list of outdoor adventures, but as it's still warm out she'll start with canoeing (something she hasn't done in years) and see how it goes from there. She lives with her husband and their furry, canine companion Artemis.

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Virginia McClain The best thing about being a writer is having an outlet for all of the stories that play themselves out in your head.

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The best thing about being a writer is having an outlet for all of the stories that play themselves out in your head.

When you tell strangers about what all those crazy characters in your head are up to, you get locked up in the loony bin. When you write it down and sell it, you get called an author. (less)
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I am very excited to announce that I will be attending GeekGirlCon in Seattle, WA this October (27th & 28th). I will be at a vendor's table all weekend, with both of my Chronicles of Gensokai books as well as (hopefully) all THREE new Victoria Marmot books. I will also be heading up an awesome panel called Mom's Who Geek: or How to Pursue Your Passions Even After You Procreate, which I will... Read more of this blog post »
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I enjoyed this story quite a bit but... it felt unfinished to me. It seems we are just at the beginning of the main character's journey and that much is left out. I know it's sort of a prequel to the Blind Dragon, but that story follows a different c ...more
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Virginia Kevin wrote: "Hi Virginia,

Thanks for accepting! Anyone who can fess up to being an a-hole in their youth should be saluted :-D"


Thanks, Kevin! Everything is clearer in hindsight. :-) Of course, it's still difficult to tell. I'd like to think I wasn't always an a-hole in my youth. Only some of the time. Still, I know I was too judgmental by far, and that essay was like I giant spew of judgmental, superior, look at me, bull crap. Like I said, cringeworthy.

Anyway, what is life if not an opportunity to continuously improve ourselves?


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Kevin Cole Hi Virginia,

Thanks for accepting! Anyone who can fess up to being an a-hole in their youth should be saluted :-D


Virginia Robert wrote: "Virginia, thank you for your friendship and check out my FREE short stories at http://robertsnovels.com
Welcome to the Short Story Connect group and happy reading!"


Thanks, Robert! I have some free short stories available on my site as well: http://virginiamcclain.blogspot.com and if you have amazon prime or kindle unlimited you can get my new collection of short stories "Rain on a Summer's Afternoon" for free as well. Otherwise it's $0.99. :-)


Robert Roberts Virginia, thank you for your friendship and check out my FREE short stories at http://robertsnovels.com
Welcome to the Short Story Connect group and happy reading!


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