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Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt

Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt

There are powers in the world--both people and forces--that thrive from chaos. And in an age where a third world war was once thought a distant nightmare, a lesson on near-destruction that we should never again repeat, we find these forces flourishing, and ourselves...

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Down the Road We Go

Down the Road We Go

Next week is an exciting one: I get the manuscript for Feast of Darkness, Part I & II back from its first editor. It's been months without my baby, and while I've found things with which to entertain myself, I haven't written much of anything. At least weekly...

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Creative Collective: Leo Black

Creative Collective: Leo Black

It is my absolute pleasure to present today's artist; a man who's work many of you already know so well...The one, and only: Leo Black. It would be a slight against him to simply recycle images of Leo's previous, Geadhain-themed, works for today's post (and I did a...

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Postcards from the Edge

Postcards from the Edge

Things are going to be brief today--I have a new crisis unfolding. I haven't missed a Sunday Blog yet, and determination, even when things are grim, is a raft to which we can cling to stop ourselves from slipping into the abyss. First, the good stuff. PR has kicked in...

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And the Beat Goes on

And the Beat Goes on

I've been in a bit of a creative lull. I've been twiddling my thumbs without my manuscript since the middle of June. My publicity campaign has been getting ramped up over the last month, so there hasn't been much on that front either. At least Jupiter--his woes and...

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Look, Ma!

Look, Ma!

I made a pooter! Wait, that sounds as if I'm celebrating the crapping of my pants. I'm actually celebrating the rage-driven-industriousness that struck me when my iPad crapped (intentional word usage this time) the bed a week or so ago. Emails were lost, deadlines...

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They Grow up so Fast!

They Grow up so Fast!

I've had so many comments and messages regarding Jupiter and his welfare that I thought I should give everyone an update: he's doing fine. Better than fine! Jupiter's lungs have completely cleared up and he's growing like a weed and still sweet as can be (WHEN NOT...

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Creative Collective: Julie Frayn

Creative Collective: Julie Frayn

Today's Creative Collective feature is for a very special artist: the homegrown, Canadian queen of saucy-literature-that-parents-might-slap-you-for-reading (not good parents--overprotective ones!): Julie Frayn. I feel she's the perfect writer to feature for...

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Mother’s Pride

Mother’s Pride

*** Mother's Pride Nature shines, She beams She adores Herself in light Yet She knows the craven kiss of darkest night Embracing with truth Her right, Her glory --Her imperfection Telling you, I, they We are no sad story She is Pride Beauty and we: wisps of her grace...

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Highs and Lows

Highs and Lows

Bringing Jupiter home was definitely a high point of last week. Still, our happiness at his arrival was overshadowed--made a footnote--by the horrible events that happened in London. With that pain fading, but not forgotten, we believed Jupiter would be the ray of...

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