If I had to Choose One Bestseller Most Similar to my Series…

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Recently I was talking to Andrew McAllister (author of Unauthorized Access http://andrewmcallisterauthor.blogspot.com/) about best sellers that are similar to our books. It is one of those strange topics because some readers would feel that you have “stolen” bits from the best sellers to fuel your books. Au contraire! Sometimes those elements just work for two different writers. When I was …

Tribute to the Strength of Dreams: Susan Boyle

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When I wrote the tribute to Anne McCaffrey I wanted to express how much she contributed to my life. That got me thinking about other people who have touched a chord which resonated deeply. These people can be known to many or few. It really doesn’t matter. They are a warm, mellow note that thrums deep inside me. I will …

In Memory of Anne McCaffrey

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On Monday, November 21st our world, our realm, lost a lovely voice in story telling. Anne McCaffrey has left us. Though we all realize that death is inevitable it is with a moment of poignancy that I recall a piece of the harper’s song from her Dragon Rider’s Series: Your voice is sad and your hands are slow And your …