A Dragon For Cymnea

My memory is long, longer even than my life. I remember those things that befell my poor mother before I cracked my shell. I am part of my ancestry, a long, thin line stretching into the dark past. A tenuous line to be sure, for a dragon’s life on this …

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The Story Hop

Imagine sitting around a campfire with a group of friends. The flames have died to members, crickets chirp, The moon casts mottled shadows. Everyone waits breathlessly for the storyteller.   “Gather round and I will tell you the most extraordinary story you’ve ever heard…” A Dragon for Cymnea   Return …

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2000 Things to do Before my Book Launch

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This post is just as much for me as for anyone who happens to read it. Think of it as a way to organize my thoughts in these last few days before everything comes to a head. I’m starting to pull my hair out. This is all very exciting and …

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Writing Stupid People

As a writer you have to deal with all kinds of characters, many of them perceived as offensive or undesirable. You could write man vs. nature tales all day long and avoid this problem altogether, but if you find that plan limiting, then you’re going to have these characters in …

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Charlatan’s Magic: Excerpt

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“Are you really a magician?” Ben asked in a croaking voice. Ming turned with a glint in his eye. “Do you believe in magic?” “No.” “Then how could I really be a magician?” Ben shrugged. “I could be wrong.” “Oh, that’s good.” The old man snickered through yellowing teeth. “I …

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