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Five Days in Wicker Park (The Conclusion)

So, where was I? Yes. Thursday Evening. Thursday (con’t) After the afternoon critique sessions, we had another amazing dinner–this time at Piece, a Chicago high-end pizza joint. At this point, […]

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Five Days in Wicker Park (Part Two)

It’s really interesting what happens when a group of introverts get together. Through out the week, whenever a break occurred, we all scattered like rabbits to our perspective safe spaces. […]

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Five Days in Wicker Park (Part One)

Earlier in October, I had an…experience. Many of you know the significant health impacts that air travel has on me. There is a different cocktail of meds I have to […]

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REVIEW: BEHOLD! Oddities, Curiosities and Undefinable Wonder

Step right up, if you dare… I was provided an Advanced Release Copy (ARC) in return for an unbiased review. I have a secret obsession with dark, disturbing, weird, and […]

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ReaderCON 28

This is my Readercon 28 (2017) Conference update.  The latest posts are at the top, so start at the bottom to get the full picture.  No. I don’t know why […]

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Reflecting the week before ReaderCON 28

Next week is ReaderCON 28. It’s amazing how quickly a year goes by. In the picture above, there are seven badges–seven years since I started on this writing journey. First […]

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Life Finds a Way

It has taken me nearly 18 months to make peace with the fact that my brain has permanently, and irreversibly changed. It has also taken me 18 months to realize […]

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OFF BEAT: Nine Spins on Song

Inspired by favorite songs, nine fantasy and science fiction authors spin tales of adventure, intrigue, mystery, and horror. I love release days! And I adore the authors at Wicked Ink […]

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Off Beat:Nine Spins on Song – COVER REVEAL!

Oh, this is delicious! Been waiting a while to tell you guys about this one. Last year, while at ReaderCON, I read a few books, one of which was an […]

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BOSKONE 54

Note that older posts under this thread are further down. Look for the time/date stamps for section breaks. Also note that there are all sorts of Typos. Sorry about that. […]

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Boskone 54 -The Pregame

So. Tomorrow I will be attending the New England Science Fiction Association (NESFA) Boskone convention for the first time. Normally, I just do ReaderCON each year…but I’ve been told by […]

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And so it begins…

It was five minutes after the last dish had been scrubbed on Thanksgiving when Christmas made itself known in our home. “Ah, there it is. My house. And good old Cleveland Street. […]