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YA/NA and Everything In Between

An interesting discussion came up recently on Facebook about what constitutes YA fiction. When I was a teen, my library had children’s and adults. There was no YA section that I recall. Sometime in the 90’s I ran across my first YA section in the library and had to ask the library what it was.
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Politics of Path of Angels

Politics in Nacerma is a mismatch of several political systems, both governmental and civil. Nacerma is run by the Council, similar to a Board of Directors of a corporation. This Council is made up of two of representatives from each of the six regions. Similar to a communist regime, the representatives are not truly chosen
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Have you ever read a book, then had something dramatic in your life happen, and then when you read the book again, the whole story seems to have changed? I rarely read a book more than once. It has to be something special for me to do that. It has to be that so thoroughly
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Path of Angels - Coming Soon

Path of Angels has been a four year journey, starting with a bit of an idea and a couple characters for a Nanowrimo project. Nanowrimo didn’t quit work out for me, but I did get a good start on a rough draft. A few months later, I had a final rough draft. Then I moved
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Getting Ready For Cosplay Season

This year, I plan to hit a few cons in cosplay. Unfortunately, I’m a bit out of shape at the moment.     This needs rectified if I plan to go as Red Sonya for Dragon Con (modified for a bit more coverage…I’d hate to blind people with my whiteness or end up giving a
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I Think I Need A Shower

After all the mudslinging, I need a shower…yuck. As much as I love getting dirty, this type of mudslinging is not fun. It’s irritating. And I think I have eye strain from all of the eye rolling I did the last few days. So on to fun things, like books and pretty pictures and my
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Mudslinging, Take 2: SP5 Edition

Wow. Here I thought the mudslinging would be between the snowflake camp and the two puppy camps. Apparently I was wrong.  It seems that as with all organizations without clear strong direction, things tend to go sideways. And dear God did they…over a blog post of recommendations of all things. When Larry Correia was leading the
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Let The Mudslinging Begin

Once again, millions of people around the globe will ignore the Hugo Awards. (As they should. Who really wants to get in the middle of a pissing match between authors and readers of various political stripes anyway.) People will go on with their lives, read good fiction, watch good movies and not care one iota
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Creating Bad Guys for Path of Angels

I love bad guys. They are by far my favorite characters to create, because they are a challenge. I am not by nature a mean person and I find it harder to get into their heads. But, I am curious, which probably makes my bad guys more demented than other writers. Their motivation usually falls
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