Monthly Archives: November 2018

New House Horror Story

Yesterday I had my own real life horror story. We just bought a house so I have a lot of details to manage—utilities, mail forwards, insurance, purchasing appliances… My computer fan died so I can’t turn it on. My phone … Continue reading

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Review: Occult Detective Quarterly #1

Last October I promised a review of Occult Detective Quarterly’s first issue published at the end of 2016. As ODQ prepares to release issue #5, it’s high time I got this off my list of tasks-to-do. First off, I want … Continue reading

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One Review Closer to Twenty

Just eight five reviews away from giving away a $100 Amazon gift card! How to enter? Leave a simple, honest review about Bitter Suites on Amazon. One winner will be picked at random from all the reviews when the 20th review is posted. The winner … Continue reading

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Edit Like a Hobbit Eats

Today I was talking to someone about what it’s like to be a writer and she asked my advice on how to find a good editor. “How many edits are you in?” I asked. “What do you mean…how many?” she … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving America!

Happy Thanksgiving America! Today, most of the US gathers together with family and friends to feast. It’s a time to be thankful and count our blessings. It’s also traditional to share reminders of gratitude. Since I did that yesterday, I’m … Continue reading

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The First 50 Years

Today I turn 50, and life is pretty good. As I seem to be on an upward trend, I expect it to get even better. The older I get, the less I care what people think about what I’m doing, … Continue reading

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An Evening with Neil Gaiman

Spending An Evening with Neil Gaiman was the experience of a lifetime. He inspired, entertained and made the thousand of us sitting rapt in the dark feel like we were all friends. I took audio of the entire event from … Continue reading

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Noctua Review Seeks Submissions

Open for submissions! Noctua Review, the annual art and literary magazine produced by the Southern Connecticut State University MFA program, is the brain child of w Professor Lois Lake Church when she was a graduate student.  The inaugural issue was published in 2008. … Continue reading

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Review: War by Simon and Manzetti

Beautiful words for an ugly topic—War by Marge Simon and Alessandro Manzetti lay bare the bones of conflict and display them, every detail, for us to examine from the safe confines of our living rooms. Raw, political and very real, … Continue reading

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Productive Week, Suite & Sour Sneaks

I’m starting to acclimate to the full time writing schedule. The last three days have been intensely productive. I started and finished two short stories, a poem and wrote the first chapter to Suite & Sour, the Bitter Suites follow … Continue reading

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