Wormhole Snippet

Definition of snippet : a small part, piece, or thing especially: a brief quotable passage I love snippets. They make me curious about a book, and I certainly love books. I fall victim to snippets, as a good one has me venturing to Amazon to buy the whole…

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One Dead Hippie

Jittery today. I always get jittery on book release day. The Love-Haight Case Files #1 is live on Amazon. Or dead. Or undead. It came out years ago from WordFire, but the rights reverted back and the most marvelous Craig Martelle took us on. So…

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Dutch Knuckle

We were eating lunch at a little restaurant in Lake Geneva, WI, about twenty-five years ago … I think it was The Next Door Pub. The placemats on the table showed sixteen pictures of American barns with a couple sentence description under each one. I…

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It Blows Up Real Good

I’ve read all the Dick Thornby spy thrillers. LOVE THEM. Pyrotechnics, bullets, chase scenes … my sort of story. AND there is always a well-conceived plot. So when I found out Don was having a blog tour for his books, I had to be part…

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Stucco on the Cover

Steven Paul Leiva is a friend of mine, been reading his stuff since I was on a jury for the IAMTW and read The 12 Dogs of Christmas. Delightful style. I’ve probably read all his books. He’s got a blog tour starting tomorrow for Bully…

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Gotta Read

I gotta read every day. Can’t seem to help myself. I usually have two or three books going … one on my Kindle so I can read before I call it a night, one on my back porch … because it is important to read…

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Nifty looking cover. Makes me want to give it a read! Flash Point by Luna Joya Gotta love a paranormal/supernatural/spooky/romancy/story. Right? Luna has me intrigued. And I get to post a cover reveal of this new book. About the Book:Banish the demon, stop the prophecy,…

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She Sends Shivers

It is my pleasure to host this stop on Courtney Maguire’s Blood Pact blog tour. Recently released, the book is a bit paranormal, a bit romancy, and all of it fun. Here’s the teaser: About the Book: In Hiro’s world, youkai are a supernatural story…

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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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