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Author Rob Thurman hospitalized

Having learned that one of my very favorite authors, Rob Thurman, would not be at DragonCon, I got cranky. Then I found out she’d been in a terrible accident and had been in the ICU for a week. Then I … Continue reading

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Search: “books like the dresden files”

Okay, so I get this a lot. It’s all over Goodreads, it’s a search query that brings folks to my blog at least every other day, never mind all the real people I run into that ask me that question. … Continue reading

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Book reviews: Rob Thurman’s CHIMERA and BASILISK

Let’s talk about science fiction versus fantasy. Let’s talk about Michael Crichton and Dean Koontz and Robin Cook. Let’s talk about guns, pipe bombs, and Dexter references. Let’s talk about thrillers. CHIMERA came out last year – about this time … Continue reading

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Genre and aesthetic

Author’s note: When I talk about the sections that books live in, I’m talking specifically about the shelving standards at Barnes & Noble booksellers, because that’s where I work and am therefore most familiar with their classifications. I recognize that … Continue reading

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A note on publication dates

There are a lot – a lot – of good books coming out this summer, ¬†and since I have the dubious pleasure of working at a bookstore, knowing published authors, and wanting to be one myself, I was reminded of … Continue reading

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The first step is admission

So here I am, deep in the throes of editing – So here I am, deep in the throes of eating graham crackers for breakfast and waiting for Blur to get out of the shower, and it’s occurred to me … Continue reading

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The trouble with RPG characters

A published writer friend (nancygray.blogspot.com) of mine told she started my manuscript. I, reasonably enough, asked what she thought so far. She said, “Your writing style sounds a little Dresdenish.” I laughed and said, “Well, the narrator was born a … Continue reading

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