Monthly Archives: September 2014

THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE – “Swordfall” cover sneak preview

This is Asbjorn. Sword in hand, he’s out to execute a minor correction to a flawed justice system. He’s in Boston, obviously – that’s the Public Garden in the background – and there is snow in the air, as appropriate … Continue reading

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Check out FICTION RIVER, a cross-genre short fiction magazine

It’s time to give back. The kind people out in Oregon, the ones who drove me to greater efforts and greater writing risks in every single online seminar, the ones who nurtured me through a grueling one-week workshop I traveled … Continue reading

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RELEASE DAY – Broken Gait (Hooray!!!)

For those of you who pre-ordered, your book is available for download now! (And, I thank you for keeping the faith, encouraging me, and showing your support by buying a copy!) For those of you who enjoyed Wild Horses, or … Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE BLOG – Interview with Angel Martinez, author of “Restoration”

It is my pleasure to welcome Angel Martinez to my Thursday Morning Coffee Blog this week. Angel, an accomplished and well-published author, PM’ed me with a question about my recently released “Breakfall” – it turns out I’m not the only … Continue reading

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE – Small world, or karma?

My 13-year-old daughter started training at a local aikido school. As I was signing the waiver, the head teacher’s name, written out in full for the first time, caught my attention: “Ruriko Harris (Masutani).” I knew that name. A flood … Continue reading

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Wow. ADRENALINE!!! (or, how I get in my own way.)

I should be finishing “Landfall” right now instead of dithering and stressing. It’s so painful, the rush that comes when the characters FINALLY start talking to you! And then it’s 18 minutes after midnight and, as you’re brushing your teeth, … Continue reading

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Unemployed Black Woman Pretends to be White, Job Offers Suddenly Skyrocket

Originally posted on knowledge of self:
If you don’t believe that racism in the job market is real, then please read this article by Yolanda Spivey.  Spivey, who was seeking work in the insurance industry, found that she wasn’t getting…

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THURSDAY MORNING COFFEE – Broken Gait excerpt

  Since I’m finishing “Landfall,” and since my “Swordfall” line edits came in, I’ll cheat on my blog this week and regale you with an excerpt from the upcoming “Broken Gait.” I’ve been writing like a mad woman while trying … Continue reading

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