Writing Wednesday: It’s Not Fair! There’s More to the Writing Business Than Just Writing
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Writing Wednesday: It’s Not Fair! There’s More to the Writing Business Than Just Writing

Last Week’s Goals My three posts went out as scheduled. I had some more stories return from market (the rejection letter said one of them had been a finalist), and dutifully sent them out again. Cats of War III (the third Herc Tom, Champion of the Empire collection) began its preorder (and Smashwords FREE Presale) campaign … Continue reading

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

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

Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Discovers What’s Not Good for Someone Experiencing “Hard Times”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Discovers What’s Not Good for Someone Experiencing “Hard Times”

This week’s Fractured Fragment is from “Hard Times” – the sixth Detective Jimmy Delaney story. “Hard Times” started by seeing too many commercials with women in blue dresses warning me to see a doctor if it lasts more than four hours (the things you see advertised on television now; why, when I was a kid…) … Continue reading

Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Proves Murder and Mind Control Aren’t “The Right Idea”
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Fractured Fragment Friday: Detective Jimmy Delaney Proves Murder and Mind Control Aren’t “The Right Idea”

This week we visit “The Right Idea” – Detective Jimmy Delaney story #3. I wrote “In a Flash” as a standalone short story, and thought that was it – but then Jimmy said “Hey, what about this other case, and “Mixed Signals” came to be. But once I let Jimmy in he wouldn’t go away. … Continue reading