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POINT OF VIEW: My True Legacy

Joyce Peterson

For my POV columns, I asked some of my writer friends what they’d like to see my write about. Angel asked this one: How can family history influence writers? It’s a really broad topic, one that touches on histocial events, genetics, and decisions and talents that can echo down generations. I can only answer it … Read more

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT/GIVEAWAY: Kaje Harper

Kaje Harper

Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Giveaway Get Book One of the Tracefinder series free – see the end of this post for details. Today, my dear friend Kaje Harper, with whom Mark and … Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: The Stark Divide – J. Scott Coatsworth

The Stark Divide - J. Scott Coatsworth

J. Scott Coatsworth has a new queer sci fi book out book one in the Ariadne Cycle: “The Stark Divide.” This is a re-release. Some stories are epic. The Earth is in a state of collapse, with wars breaking out over resources and an environment pushed to the edge by human greed. Three living generation … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: About Me

Scott 1992

A few weeks ago, I asked my readers what they wanted me to write about in this column. Barbara Longley wanted to know more about me personally, so here it goes. 🙂 I live with my husband Mark in Sacramento, California. I’m an Arizona boy originally – although I was born in Southern California, I … Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Power Inversion – Sara Codair

Power Inversion

Sara Codair has a new queer supernatural/urban fantasy book out, Evanstar Chronicles book two: ‘Power Inversion.” And there’s a giveaway! Do you have to be a monster to fight one? Erin Evanstar is a demon hunter, a protector of humanity from nightmarish predators that feed on people’s fears and flesh. They are settling into their … Read more

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT: Ira Nayman

Ira Nayman

Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Today, Ira Nayman – In another life, Ira Nayman was a skydiving WWI hero, a yak herder in the treacherous Rocky Valleys and the lead guitarist for the … Read more

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ANNOUNCEMENT/GIVEAWAY: Facets of the Nether – William C. Tracy

Facets of the Nether

William C. Tracy has a new Queer/MMF sci fi/fantasy/steampunk tale out, book two in the Dissolution Cycle: “Facets of the Nether.” The Dissolution approaches. Sam has saved the Assembly of Species, but at a terrible cost. Locked in his apartment, his memories gone and his best friend abducted, he is once again crippled with anxiety. … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: After the Plague

sunrise - after the plague

My friend A. Catherine Noon asks: What do you want to change when we come out of lockdown, and what do you want to leave behind? What do you want to make (assuming you had energy and no stress)? (Make includes write.) Wow, that’s a big question. Some of my answers come easily – like … Read more

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AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT/GIVEAWAY: Sara Stamey

Sara Stamey

Welcome to my weekly Author Spotlight. I’ve asked a bunch of my author friends to answer a set of interview questions, and to share their latest work. Giveaway!!! Get Sara’s first sci fi book “Wild Card Run” free (eBook) when you join her email list: www.sarastamey.com. Book two – “Win, Lose, Draw” – comes out … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: On Brand

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I’ve had occasion this week to consider my author “brand”, especially the public-facing version of it that I represent via social media. This was occasioned by a few different things that happened over the weekend. First off, in a panel on going mainstream at the Rainbow Space Magic Con yesterday, we discussed authors’ social media … Read more