Ghost Town

It was always going to be a hard time. In some way I’m enjoying the quiet in the aftermath of a week of family and home repair projects, in the wake of my little sister’s surprise visit, card game marathons, second Christmas, the rooster sacrifice, and an evening of honkeytonkin’. Now there are no overtired children, no waiting for…

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Shimmery Christmas

What did you get that literary lover on your list? Need something quick that doesn’t require you to leave the house…or even the comfort of your own chair? Subscribe to Shimmer Magazine by January 10, and you’ll get 4 issues of terrific new speculative fiction and art for only $17.00 (plus postage). They’re going to raise their rates then…

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*blink* 2007

I’m stealing this list from Kitti…thanks, babe! 1) DRINKING BUDDY OF THE YEARMark Newton (who now knows firsthand how cheap a date I am) 2) LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD (longest friend) –Patrick Kramer, recent big winner of “Don’t Forget the Lyrics”!! Woohoo!! 3) NEWCOMER AWARD – COOLEST NEWEST FRIEND?Ken Scholes — last year we were acquaintances; this year he became…

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Genre Chick Interview: Robin McKinley

In 1985, Robin McKinley won the Newbery Medal for her novel The Hero and the Crown. In just a few decades, she has traversed the world of legends from fairy tales to elementals to vampires. In her latest novel, Dragonhaven, she explores–you guessed it–dragons. Ever a lover of girls with swords and magic that turns beasts into princes, Genre…

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Fantasy Friday

Well, la-dee-da! I won “Blog for a Beer” yesterday on Fantasy Friday! It was a quick and fun little break…winning was just a bonus. Every single word of this actually happened. Today, I bought Patty some flowers with my winnings. ********************************** Patty fainted at work today. She was at the fax machine before she wandered over to Linda’s cubicle…

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