2017

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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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One Page Podcast: Star Realm: Rescue Run by Jon Del Arroz

Since being court-martialed by the Star Empire, smuggler and thief Joan Shengtu has done what she needed to do in order to survive—gaining a reputation along the way. When a new client’s mission goes sideways, Joan finds herself caught in the middle of dueling gambits between the Star Empire and the Trade Federation. Recruited to
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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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How To Alienate Family And Friends In 7 Easy Steps: A Fisking

I came across this eye-rolling piece published at Mic by Maria Solis. Her bio on the site says she’s a staff writer that covers “trending news” for the site. To call what she writes news is a huge stretch. Op-Ed or Yellow Journalism is a better descriptor of what she writes. The site itself claims
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Inspiration For Path of Angels

Years ago, I recall reading a story about people in another country, somewhere in Africa, I believe, that would secretly attend Mass at like 4 am. Not only did they have to sneak around at night to have Mass, many had to walk great distances to attend. That right there is faith. I admire people
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Preview of 2017

2017 is looking to be a busy busy year. It seems that the more I go along, the more things I pick up to do. Book Covers There are still a number of covers in the works for several different authors. This month, Live and Let Bite by Declan Finn will be debuting with a cover
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