Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey (Fantasy Novel, 2001). Phedre is a young woman born with a scarlet mote in her left eye. In her culture, this (known as Kushiel’s Dart) signals that she is destined to be a special sort of Sacred Prostitute. But the nobleman who takes her in as an indentured servant has other plans […]Read more "BOOK REVIEW: Kushiel’s Dart"
Last night’s coffeehouse at the Grand Midway Hotel featured another open mic night, with live music by The Birddogs (a local duo), a brief stand-up comedy routine from young Ed the Comic that fell a bit flat, topped off by a pleasant little jam session as Ed brought out his guitar to noodle around with […]Read more "Windber Coffeehouse Nights: July 5, 2018"
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This morning got an email from Jesse Dedman, online publisher/editor, concerning my story “Appraised Risk.” It seems I’m about to receive a royalty payment via Paypal for this erotic horror tale, which appeared in November 2016 in his online/wordpress publication Deadman’s Tome. It’s a rather modest, but very welcome and very gratefully acknowledged sum and many, […]Read more "New Royalty Statement–A Most excellent Surprise!"
Diablerie by Walter Mosley. (Pyschological Novel, 2008). Walter Mosley is one highly varied and ambitious author. In this relatively brief (180-page) novel he delivers a stunning psychological portrait of a deeply repressed man who must escape the inertia that has defined his life for decades, while facing-up to a past (and a brutal crime) obscured from […]Read more "REVIEWED: Diablerie"
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Lulu.com has a deal for Cyber-Monday–40% off list price for all their books. Make your selections, use coupon code CYBER40 (letters in all caps, no space between them and number) to get the discount. So why am I posting this? I have a story in the print anthology pictured above from the UK’s Horrified Press. […]Read more "Today Only: 40% Off all Lulu.Com Books"