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POINT OF VIEW: We Are A Community

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A couple years ago, I was preparing for an hour-long, solo author appearance at a local bookstore to promote The River City Chronicles. I was writing down all my ideas, along with a list of the websites Mark and I have created over the last twenty years, and a common theme emerged. Community. All my … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: A Week in Shit City

Save the World

I’m neck-deep in shit. Not literally, thank the stars. And if you thought this was going to be a column about what an awful week I just had, you’ll be sorely disappointed. The COP26 climate change conference just wrapped up in Dublin. And while the latest accords and agreements weren’t nearly enough to stave off … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: The Monster at the End of This Book

The Monster at the End of This Book

When I was a kid, I had a few favorite picture books. At the top of the list was The Wump World – and it’s so freaking relevant now in regards to the human-driven nature of climate change that it’s scary. Get this book for your little kids NOW (and read it yourself). In a … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Thirteen Years (Or Twenty-Nine Years) Later

Mark Scott Wedding

Thirteen years ago today, on a rainy Saturday afternoon in San Francisco, I had the most amazing day of my life. I married my prince, my one true love, on a beautiful terrace in front of our closest family. It was our second wedding – the first was a hastily-arranged affair four years earlier, when … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: For the Love of Words

Scott Millennium Falcon

I was a chatty, cheerful kid who loved words – speaking them, reading them, and even writing them. When I was in first grade, I joined the GATE (Gifted and Talented Education) Program. It was something that happened only because of a bit of childhood fraud on my part. On my way home from school … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Off in Another Direction

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So here I go again. I’ve tried so many paths on the way to becoming a successful author that I feel like I oughta be a trail guide: I tried the traditional publisher path, selling my stories to four or five small-to-midsize publishing houses. I’ve tried the hybrid route, where some of my books are … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Back to My Roots

Mom and Scott

This weekend I’ll be releasing a brand new short story – one that’s never been published before anywhere. It’s called Prolepsis: pro·lep·sisthe representation of a thing as existing before it actually does or did so, as in he was a dead man when he entered. It’s a time travel story of sorts (though it’s only … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Looking Down the Mountainside

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It’s been a long, hard couple years. Mark and I do our best to find a little hope and joy every day, but it’s not easy in this environment of pandemic, fear, and hostility. And the writing life’s not easy either. As a writer, I sometimes fall down the black hole of disappointment. I haven’t … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Waiting for the Light

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Anyone who regularly reads my newsletter knows I’ve been working on my Dragon Eater trilogy for five hundred years a very long time. I’d originally intended to query agents for the first book while I worked on the second, but my editor pointed out that I already essentially had the first two parts of the … Read more

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POINT OF VIEW: Dancing Between Your Ears

River City Chronicles audible

My third audiobook release is coming out in November! The first one was for The Autumn Lands, done by the amazing Vance Bastian. The second, for my novella Cailleadhama, was narrated by Drew Bacca. Now I’m about to release the audiobook version of The River City Chronicles – my magical realism “circle of friends” tale … Read more