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Women Rock Horror, and Not Just in February

So in case you hadn’t noticed, February was Women in Horror Month. We are sorely underrepresented in the genre. We can be so much more than the victim, the scream queen, the set dressing. We are the hero, the badass, the villain. The writer. So in the last month I’ve focused in female authors killing…
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Podcast Review: A Must-Listen for Creative Pens

One of the earliest non-fiction podcasts I tuned into was The Creative Penn. It was the ever cheerful voice of Joanna Penn that first introduced me to the many and varied opportunities available to indie authors. While I need to be caffeinated before listening to her, to keep her bubbly disposition from aggravating the Mrs.…
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A Trip Aboard the Flying Castle

As a child, I read all the time. Literally. I remember one Christmas, at my uncle’s house. A book-shaped parcel lay under the tree and I just knew it was meant for me. Asking to open the gifts would only result in a longer wait so I bit my tongue and politely ate a dinner…
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All Hail the Mighty Loon

I don’t even remember where I learned about Print Run Podcast. Hosts Erik Hane and Laura Zats became the first weekly whisperers in my ears. Though they hardly whisper. I listened to an episode on the SoundCloud app on my phone because I wanted to learn more about writing and publishing. And from the first…
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The Giant’s Tomb

I’ve been a bit quiet here, haven’t I? I know. Between the renovations on our house, the dogs, and losing one of the horses, it was all I could do to keep myself writing. A few months ago I started on a story that featured a midwife in a world where society has fallen apart…
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Letters to Lily, an Epistolary Novella

So, I finished the first draft on this novella and I can’t stop screaming. I savoured some celebratory cookie dough ice cream, and I thought I’d share my excitement with all of you while I try to wrap my brain around the next story waiting for me to finish drafting. While most of what I’ve…
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Mask, a Speculative Poem

In May last year, I read my e-mails at work, and my co-workers ran in, wondering why I’d shrieked. That’s to say, the men ran in to see if I needed help. The women ran away in case it was because of a spider. What had really happened was something I’d never expected. An acceptance…
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Book Review: No Man of Woman Born by Ana Mardoll

I downloaded this book off NetGalley for review purposes. But why did I pick this book out of everything I found on there? That’s fairly simple. My friend R. Jean Bell clued me in to its existence.  When I read the blurb, I almost squealed with joy. Books like this need to exist and they…
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The Rainbow Stories, Part 3: A Clueless Collie

“Lucy! No!” Her scream echoes across the street as I run into the road. The car about to attack Lizzie is coming straight for us and I have to protect her. I crouch down in front of the monster and stare it down as she runs after me. A leash with my broken collar dangles…
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