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Want a Book Cover? Or to Win One?

Writing a book is one thing, creating a book cover is another. It’s been a thorn in my side, especially for someone like me just starting out. Some of us do not have much of a budget to work with and $800 is not something we can justify (especially those of us who quit our job […]

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Birthday Book – Thief in the Night

It’s my Hatchday. My wondrous 37th birthday! And this means that my novelette Thief in the Night is out for purchase on Amazon Kindle. Birthdays are special occasions, even when you’re a Victorian con-woman who has no one to celebrate with. Nerissa Firth is a talented thief, so each birthday she challenges herself to steal […]

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Countdown to 'My Fair Catherine' on Amazon

A week to go. Yes, just a week to go until My Fair Catherine, the second episode of City of the Wiccad, is available for purchase and download on Amazon. At Halloween, I released a little novelette on Smashwords and then on Amazon. A Victorian ghost story, An All Hallow’s Haunting. This was an introduction […]

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Stand for something or fall for anything

I posted up on twitter a link via Neil Gaiman to the essay by Salmon Rushdie Whither Moral Courage. It was an interesting read having just finished The Hunger Games movie for the first time. (No I haven’t read the books….yet.) What do I stand for in the world. Sometimes I have a strong voice […]

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I recall a dear friend of getting some hard times for using a pen name, especially one that is different to sex, but this is hardly a new thing, and I can understand why some people want to use a name that is sexually ambiguous, or flat out different, because certain genres people seem to […]

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,300 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see […]

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One day I’d love to have a white christmas but there is something to be said for having a water fight christmas day with the water guns Santa brought this year. […]

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