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Author Spotlight: Olivette Devaux

Olivette Deveaux

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: Multiple award winner and Amazon best-seller under a different pen name, Olivette Devaux is the author behind the Disorderly Elements series. In her Olivette Devaux incarnation, she … Read more

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Point of View: That %$&*! Characterization Thing Again

Characters - Deposit Photos

Every year or two, I circle back to my Achilles heel as a writer. I can build worlds with the best of them, and my intertwined plots are legendary. But I’ve always had more difficulty with characterization. I’m working through beta reads on book two of the Tharassas Cycle, and have been dinged by a … Read more

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Author Spotlight: Mat McCall

Mat McCall

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: My name is Mat McCall, I’m an educationalist specialising in Adult Education, a History and Archaeology lecturer, award winning Steampunk artist and artificer, bulldog fancier, natural philosopher … Read more

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Point of View: The Force is Strong in This One

Star Wars

I just finished something I’ve been wanting to do for years but could never find the time for – I watched all nine of the main sequence Star Wars films in order, back to back. When I was nine, Star Wars: A New Hope came out in theaters. I was puzzled, then enchanted by the … Read more

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New Release / Giveaway: Conspiracy – M.D. Neu

Conspiracy - M.D. Neu

M.D. Neu has a new gay sci-fi book out, A New World book 3: Conspiracy. And there’s a giveaway. A little blue world, the third planet from the sun. It’s home to 7 billion people with all manner of faiths, beliefs and customs, divided by bigotry and misunderstanding, who have been told they are not … Read more

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Author Spotlight: O. E. Tearmann

O.E. Tearmann

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: O.E. Tearmann is the author of the Aces High, Jokers Wild series. Their books include strong themes of diversity and found family, providing a surprisingly hopeful take … Read more

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Point of View: Writing and A Flicker of Hope

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I’m writing again. OK, so not anything new yet. But I’m back into book one edits in preparation for getting it off to my new publisher – Water Dragon Publishing – around week’s end. And I have release dates (at least tentative ones) for all three books: March 2023, September 2023, and March 2024. More … Read more

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Author Spotlight: Matthew S. Rotondo

Author Spotlight: Matthew Rotondo

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: Matthew S. Rotundo is the author of the Prison World Revolt series–Petra, Petra Released, and Petra Rising. His short fiction has appeared in Alembical 3, Intergalactic Medicine … Read more

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Cover Reveal / Giveaway: Sundowners – R.L. Merrill

Sundowners - R.L. Merrill

R.L. Merrill has a new MM paranormal romance out: Sundowners. And there’s a giveaway. Vampire Creed Lowell drifts from town to town working with the elderly as a night nurse and looking to avenge his harrowing past. His youth and vitality make him a favorite of his patients and his gifts bring them peace. At … Read more

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Point of View: Laying the “Foundation” (Spoilers)

Foundation

Note: this column contains spoilers about the Foundation TV series. If you’ve not watched it yet you may want to wait until you do to read it. Because of my broken arm and surgery, I am still limited in what I can do. I can type to a certain extent, but my reach is not … Read more