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Moving On

Since my last blog entry, two years ago, much has happened in my life. In November of 2015, I retired from my full-time job editing the Homescape section, and doing other writing, in the Special Sections Department of the Record … Continue reading

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That’s What Editors Are For! (In Case You Were Wondering)

It’s happened to the best of us. We can polish a piece of writing for weeks and still overlook an outrageous gaffe staring us right in the face. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch it before anyone else sees it. if … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks After the Storm

I think Thanksgiving 2012 was a special one for many of us in the Eastern U.S. This year, I was thankful just to have electricity–light, heat, refrigeration, “land-line” phone service, television and Internet access! And I got off a lot … Continue reading

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Attack of the “Shoulds”!

Do you suffer from occasional—or constant—attacks of “the shoulds”? You know what I mean. From the time I get up in the morning (“I really should do some kind of exercise…I should empty the cats’ litter pan now…I should floss … Continue reading

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New Recurring Feature

This month, I’m kicking off a new category on my blog site of “Guest Interviews” with other authors who write in the general category of paranormal mystery or suspense. I hope my readers will be interested in checking out books … Continue reading

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“The Ugly Duckling” Revisited

One interpretation with which I still disagree, though, is of “The Ugly Duckling” by Hans Christian Andersen. That’s because the essay interprets this story as being about beauty, and concludes this is a destructive value to pass on to kids.

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What Does it Mean to Be “Creative”?

What does it mean to be “creative”? Is there such a thing as a “creative personality”? I’ve wondered about this for many years, probably because I’ve always been a bit strange and over time I’ve realized there are other people … Continue reading

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How Do You Like Your Vampires—Hardboiled or Over Easy?

As a lifelong fan of vampire stories, and author of two vamp novels (DANCE WITH THE DRAGON and ONE BLOOD), I’m intrigued by the way pop culture keeps revisiting the legends every decade or so, always with a new twist. … Continue reading

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ONE BLOOD is Out!

My latest novel, ONE BLOOD, is officially released tonight. The electronic version is on sale now at www.amberquill.com/OneBlood.html. The paperback should be out mid-month. The timing is great, not only because of vampires=Halloween, but because a climactic scene in the … Continue reading

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Deadly Ink 2010

Just wanted to recap this year’s Deadly Ink Conference, which took place at the Sheraton Parsippany in NJ. As usual, it offered a lively mix of entertaining presentations, helpful information for both writers and readers, and general networking and bonding … Continue reading

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