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Excuses, excuses….

Today is a very special day, for me and especially for my bride, Annie. It’s her birthday. Her 39th. Again. And she’s every bit as lovely and charming as the day I met and fell in love with her. So, … Continue reading

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What does Amazon have against tiny American Indians?

I’ll answer that question very shortly. Bear with me, please…. A few weeks back, I revisited the background and some of the research I did for Treason, Treason! my alternate history story set during the American Revolution. It gave me … Continue reading

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I just spent a half hour with chatGPT, and it was… scary.

For the past several weeks, I’ve been hearing about chatGPT, a program that uses artificial intelligence and a vast catalog of data to create readable material. I didn’t want to believe it at first, and images of vintage robots popped … Continue reading

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Some (stupid?) things that keep writers awake at night

You’ve just finished chapter twenty-something. You’re feeling good about yourself. The story is coming along; the players are performing well, and there’s a better-than-even chance you’ll beat your deadline, assuming you have one. If you’re self-publishing you might be wondering … Continue reading

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What was I thinking? Seriously? Part 1

Why would anyone choose the writing life? Damn good question! And I’m still not sure I’ll be able to answer it logically. But, the idea made me want to delve into the backgrounds of my books–the ones I’ve written all … Continue reading

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What the hell were they thinking?

We’ve all been there. We’re wandering through a bookstore–could be gigantic, could be a small, local operation–the shelves are loaded to the max on either side, and we stumble across a book that looks interesting. We buy it, take it … Continue reading

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Blast from the past: new year; new classes; old book

I wrote this post originally in 2014, just as the new year had begun, and at the time I felt like I was coughing on the exhaust fumes from the bus leaving me behind. Gotta catch up! Gotta catch– Gotta– … Continue reading

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A Kirkus Review!

This will be a fairly short post, and I realize it’s coming out a wee bit later than usual. However, I’m pretty stoked about it, and I wanted to share it with everyone in case they missed it. Here’s a … Continue reading

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It’s Thanksgiving. I think we all deserve a break.

So, I’m going to let my self-imposed deadline slide this time and concentrate on really important things like family, and turkey, and football. I may even consume an adult beverage or two. Or three. Whatever. My Auburn Tigers will be … Continue reading

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Wait! A theme song for a novel?

Movies have theme songs, don’t they? So why wouldn’t something like that be appropriate for a novel? Perhaps in a story about a high school guy whose hobby is photography. And just maybe this guy takes most of the photos … Continue reading

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