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Point of View: Reading in Nostalgia Mode

A Brightness Long Ago

I’m reading a book. Which is not news, in and of itself, although regular readers will know that I somewhat famously went for years without reading any, due to my insane work demands and habits. But this is different. I’m reading an actual physical book – a hardcover, in fact – something I can hold … Read more

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Point of View: Filling in the Gaps

filling in the gaps

Doctors read journals and take continuing education courses to learn the latest techniques for their specialty. Teachers attend seminars and learn new teaching methods to help their students learn better. Even artists often pick up new mediums and styles throughout their careers… how many periods did Picasso go through? Writing is no different – we … Read more

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Author Spotlight – David Viner

David Viner

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. David’s Book Splinters will be free on Amazon from Sept 12-16. Today: Ex-punk rock guitarist David Viner’s working life started in electronics before migrating to computer programming in … Read more

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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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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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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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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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Author Spotlight: Rick Claypool

Rick Claypool

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: Rick Claypool is the author of Tentacle Head (Bear Creek Press, 2022), The Mold Farmer (Six Gallery Press, 2020), Leech Girl Lives (Spaceboy Books, 2017), and short … Read more

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Point of View: After the Surgery

recovery - deposit photos

Twenty-six days ago I broke my arm. And not your garden-variety break, either. According to my doctor, the top of my humerus basically exploded. This is not what you want to hear from your orthopedic surgeon. Undaunted, Mark and I went to BayCon the very next day, me with my broken arm in a sling. … Read more