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SPFBO Reviews, Part 4

I don’t know if being sick affected my mood or if I drew the short straw this set. I also have Thoughts, and I’m still trying to avoid that at this point, but I have to say something. 31) DNF

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SPFBO Reviews, Part 3

I have thoughts about the whole, and I have definite opinions about the way things should be done, but I’m saving those for the end. In the meantime, I will just go on to my next batch of ten.  21)

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SPFBO Reviews, Part 2

So after doing the first bunch, I thought, “This isn’t so bad. I can handle it, and I don’t have to be mean.” (Not that other people have been mean, exactly, but they haven’t held back. And Tom Mock has

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SPFBO Reviews, Part 1

I’ll post these in groups of ten books, which means thirty posts over the next few months. Twitter will have the shorter version of this, but here I’ll elaborate a bit. 1) Speechless in Achten-Tan by Debbie Iancu-Haddad – I

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SPFBO First Chapter Read

I talked about SPFBO before. It’s essentially three hundred books, and no one, practically speaking, has time to read three hundred books, even if you wanted to. So, several authors on Twitter, starting with Steven William Hannah, have done threads

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Today I did something crazy. I don’t often – people who know me will tell you I’m not spontaneous. But I was today.  I entered SFPBO9.  SFPBO stands for Self-Published Fantasy Book Off. (9 because this is the ninth year.)

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Pop History

Sometimes I’ll refer to (or rant about) something I call ‘pop history’. By which I mean the popular history that everyone knows and which is almost always wrong. Pop history is all over the place. It’s in schools (sorry, teachers,

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What’s Next

This is not about writing. I’m working on the X project and there’s not much to say about it at the moment. Instead I’m going to talk about some of the other things I have coming up in my author

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National Science Fiction Day

I’m a fantasy writer, mostly, but when I jump genres, science fiction is my second home. Some of my first ‘adult’ books were science fiction, courtesy of parents who liked genre fiction (though back then, fantasy and science fiction were

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Welcome to the New Year

2021 is starting, which means a new year filled with new goals and plans. I’m recording some of mine here, to keep myself honest. If I write them out and share them, then people will ask me about them and

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