Fractured Fragment Friday: Cats of War III Collection Promotion, with “Imperial Imperilment”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Cats of War III Collection Promotion, with “Imperial Imperilment”

It’s official! Cats of War III (my third Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire collection) is ready for its July 8th release date. So this Fractured Fragment Friday, we’ll visit the eighth story in the series (and the first in the collection) – “Imperial Imperilment.” Here’s the Blurb Lord Phylo and his Canine Armada have … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Can Aaron Walker Save His Town from Their Alien Overlords by “Riding the Devil”?
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Can Aaron Walker Save His Town from Their Alien Overlords by “Riding the Devil”?

“Riding the Devil” is a science fiction / fantasy story with a western steampunk flavor. The story’s seed was a dream my significant one shared with me, saying “you should write a story from this.” Of course, what I wrote bore no resemblance to her dream as far as she’s concerned (no matter how much … Continue reading

Writing Wednesday: A Discovery Writer Discovers Different Methods of Discovery
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Writing Wednesday: A Discovery Writer Discovers Different Methods of Discovery

The overall feeling my work on the sequel gives me seems artificial in comparison to the organic original. I find myself experimenting with other people’s methods, just to shake things up. Still, I am incapable (or is it unwilling?) to fully implement the ideas I come across, and even when I think I understand the gist of a method, I still PANTSER it, close my eyes, and feel my own way toward what I think they mean. Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Egomaniacal Food Critic Meets His Match and Is Treated to the Revenge of “A Dish Best Served”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Egomaniacal Food Critic Meets His Match and Is Treated to the Revenge of “A Dish Best Served”

“A Dish Best Served” started simply with a desire to use a multi-course meal as the vehicle for a story. I started writing with the critic vs. chef theme, and the rest of the story came out of the pen on its own (or with the help of my favorite Poe story, “A Cask of … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Release Day for Detective Jimmy Delaney’s Third Collection, and a Look at Whether It’s Gaslight or Ghostly in “Possession”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Release Day for Detective Jimmy Delaney’s Third Collection, and a Look at Whether It’s Gaslight or Ghostly in “Possession”

Today is the release day for Ups and Downs: Detective Jimmy Delaney Collection #3! The collection contains stories 7 – 9 in the Detective Jimmy Delaney series, and today’s Fractured Fragment Friday visits the 8th story – “Possession.” I thought it would be fun to give Jimmy a fantasy element for one episode. Something supernatural, … Continue reading