A Loving Retrospect -or- My How Time Flies!

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Today I celebrate thirty-eight years of marriage with my hubby. It is a wonder to me to do the math and see that number. It’s not like I knew the magic formula. Quite to the contrary. My own parents divorced when I was a teen and it left some scars. Yet here I am looking at a relationship that has …

Hope and Our World Today

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Times are tough for many people over the whole world. We have seen rampant corruption and greed rise to phenomenal heights. I don’t need to list the problems. You feel them and hear some of it on the news from local to international. It’s like watching a train wreck. It’s awful but there’s a terrible fascination about it. And part …

Why I Did or Didn’t Do Something in My Series

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Recently author Jade Kerrion asked me to write a blog post for her titled: “Why did you.. Why didn’t you..” concerning my Sage Seed Chronicles series and questions readers have asked. I think it would be helpful to include it here for those who missed it. “Why did you..” make the planet so small? ~Planets come in all sizes and …

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 …

How much writing must a writer write if a writer would write right?

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I have often heard that we must bang out something every day if we are serious in becoming a writer. Just set aside some time and do it. There is something to be said for that. Often if we work at something frequently we get better at it. The problem that I have with the statement is two fold. It …

What Genre Are My Books?

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What is in a label?  I have been told that my writing is somewhat hard to classify with today’s readers. By that I mean that what the readers anticipate or expect when they see “Science Fiction” or “Fantasy” is not really what they are finding between the covers of my books. That isn’t the fault of the genre label as …

A New Story Emerging

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Two years ago I started a book that was unrelated to the current series. I had written four books in the Sage Seed story in ten months and needed to step away from it. So I started Sunstone. It takes place on a habitable moon of a gas giant planet and is a high technology world. I had written about …

Where Did 2012 Go? A Retrospective.

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It was a year of change and progress. January 1st of 2012 found my second ebook hatching and saying hello to the world. February brought the news that my publisher was closing the fiction arm of his business. OH? WELL..THAT WAS A SHORT RUN! I started to talking to a fellow author who was in the same situation. She decided …

Adapting: The Politics of a Real or Fictional World

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I have been doing some research for The Lost, which is the fifth book in the Sage Seed Chronicles series. At the same time the United Stated is in it’s last frenzied days before the national election. These two elements are strangely related. Let’s whittle things down to their historical basics and take a look at how we work as …