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Review: The Coming Storm, by Valerie Douglas

It all began on Facebook. I don’t even remember who started the thread. We were talking about horses in real life, and horses in stories, and Valerie mentioned Smoke, a horse in one of her stories. A stubborn gelding with … Continue reading

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Borderline – a Cloud Lands Short Story

Well, “Borderline” is up on Amazon and other vendors, and yes, it is coming for Tolino, as well. And in addition, you can sign up to my newsletter and download it for free as a gift. But what is it … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: “Dad’s Helping Hand”

I wrote this last week, but it’s the perfect Halloween story. Enjoy! ********************** Leonie decided to go to her father’s grave, to ask for his help. She always did that when stuck in a difficult spot, and it was almost … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Freedom

I’m an indie author. I choose what I want to write. Sometimes, I aim for markt. Sometimes, I write for friends or fans. And sometimes, I just write for fun. This November, for NaNoWriMo, I wrote for fun. Admittedly, I … Continue reading

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Recycling Story Ideas

  As authors, our stories are our assets. They are what brings in money, in the shape of published books that readers can buy. Now, there are many ways to take a single “book” and use it wisely, by selling … Continue reading

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The Power of Stories over Simple Facts

I was just reading about a study that shows children learn better from stories than facts. Duh. There is a reason why story-telling has been the preferred teaching method for millenia in our species. You see, our brain has what … Continue reading

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The Fabric on our Skins

I don’t know about you, but my skin is quite sensitive. It matters what I wear. In fact, my clothes have to be soft. I can’t stand anything itchy or scratchy. Nope, I cannot wear wool. I would have been … Continue reading

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The Aware Author – Weather

I believe we have an innate sense for weather. That’s because we  humans used to spend most of our lives outside, even though the first houses were constructed in the neolithic, thousands of years ago. However, we tend not to … Continue reading

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The Dragons of the Cloud Land Saga

Writing dragons has always been a bit of a challenge for me. It has taken me years of writing in my genre before diving into working with that main fantasy species. That’s for two reasons: 1. Existing dragon stories Of … Continue reading

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The Dragons go to War – “Kraken War” Release

Today, “Kraken War” has gone live. It’s the exciting sequel to “Dorelle’s Journey”. Dorelle is back in the Western Kingdom, after delivering her warning. And the King springs into action, organizing a fighting force, and giving Dorelle joint command with … Continue reading

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