DOGS IN COMMON

I met Yvonne Navarro in 2006 at the World Horror Convention in Chicago. I was there with my buddy Gene Wolfe, sat on a panel with him, and I had the pleasure of hanging out with Neil Gaiman … who was a buddy of Gene’s.…

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The Cauldron Stirs in a SF Bonanza

Gene DeWeese was a marvelous man. Brilliant, funny, generous, a pleasure to work with, and one of the most-respected Star Trek novel authors. I was thankful to call him a good friend. I met Gene a long while ago when I organized a mass book…

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Tell Me a Story

I’d read Steven’s Creature Feature and found it delightful. Then I decided to listen to it. I don’t listen to many audiobooks, mainly because my husband does not like them. When I’m playing one, he asks me to instead turn on the radio, as he’d…

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HAPPY TO JOIN THE LEGION

ATINA Basically a hippopotamus, the description in the source material said. Cool beans. I could wrap my imagination around that, a hippo-like species with extra eyes and overlong arms, intense, jovial, curious, adventurous, bent on exploration. Yeah, that was my species. I’d been invited to…

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23 Books Skidoo

It’s an old expression, 23 skidoo. I remember my mom using it … though I had no idea what she meant by it. I heard it yesterday on a sports broadcast and still was clueless, but the announcer had mentioned running backs with it, so…

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Tied In With Keith

Keith DeCandido is one of the authors who contributed stories to Turning The Tied, the IAMTW’s charity anthology that releases in March. Keith R.A. DeCandido has written novels, short stories, and comic books in more than thirty different licensed universes over the past two-and-a-half decades,…

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Reddick Mansion and Me

I was a guest speaker Saturday night at the Galena Library’s Lit Fest. It was a lovely online program. An annual event, it had previously been held live. I’d been invited because I won the Illinois Author Project Soon-to-be-Famous Award for my thriller, The Bone…

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Black Heart of the Dragon God

It’s an awesome feeling to have a book released. Giddy, excited, a dash of proud. Black Heart of the Dragon God comes out at midnight. Oooooh! I want to hold a copy in my fingers. It has a gorgeous cover … with a dragon on…

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