Category Archives: Books

Chronological Order Vs. Publication Order

When I wrote A School for Sorcery, I did not envision it as being part of a series. By the time I finally got an agent for it and got it accepted for publication several years had passed since its … Continue reading

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About My Book Launch and the Weirdness of Facebook

I will be launching my new book, The Twisted Towers, tomorrow–Thursday, June 28, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. It will be an online book launch, held on a special Event page on Facebook. You can find it by going … Continue reading

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Book Launch Soon to Come

My newest novel, The Twisted Towers, an epic fantasy, will be launching soon.  I’m planning an online launch party, and all my blog followers are invited. I want to welcome those of you who have signed up recently to follow … Continue reading

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What I Do All Day

I retired from teaching many years ago. Shortly before I retired I was getting my hair done in the beauty parlor and commenting to the beautician about how wonderful it would feel to retire. A woman who happened to be … Continue reading

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Not a Harry Potter Knockoff

My novel A School for Sorcery was published in hard cover in 2002 and came out in trade paperback as part of Tor’s Starscape series of fantasy and science fiction novels for teens in August 2003. Given those publication dates, … Continue reading

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Description Conundrum

Today’s blog raises a question I don’t have an answer for: How much description is too much, and how little description is too little?  When I write, I tend to be spare in regard to description. I think it’s largely … Continue reading

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On Writing Across Genres

Cross-genre works have become increasingly popular in recent years. They’ve always been around; they aren’t a new phenomenon. However, in the past it often proved difficult to get a cross-genre work published. That was not due to any fault in … Continue reading

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