Monday Meanderings

Outside the realm of fantasy, the Prologue is a perfectly acceptable way to foreshadow, show an unrelated or only partially related event that sets the scene, or otherwise provide a frame for the book to follow.Inside the realm of fantasy, the Prologue…

Song Styles

Thanks to a fellow harper, I have a beautiful new early music tune to work on, a Middle English song entitled “Byrd One Brere” – according to her, the first known love song.  Here’s the Mediaevel Baebes’ take on it:Byrd One BrereGorgeous, haunting…

Monday Meanderings

A few months ago, the organizers for my harp group (which believe me when I say it is like herding cats) met to discuss repertoire.  We also exchanged music.  One harper offered a packet of Irish hymns and mentioned, “They’re all pretty easy….

Song Styles

So a long time ago, I wrote a story to a prompt from the wonderful The 3am Epiphany (Kiteley, highly recommended for an author of any genre) to write about an article of clothing.  The resultant story took just a smidge of inspiration from this so…

Monday Meanderings

Today, I want to talk about a character trope that particularly annoys me, one you see nigh-constantly in television media:  the genius is an a*****e.  I’ll use the term jerk from here on out to avoid having to self-censor myself, but really:…

Song Styles

Unnatural Causes is off to readers … heaven help me (and them).So for today, here’s the song I have written down as a touchstone on the overarching theme.  If you listen to the lyrics, they refer specifically to a romance, but they have much bro…

FandomFest 2017

Hey all, I’ve got news! The family and I are leaving Colorado for a few weeks and heading over to Kentucky for FandomFest in Louisville from the 28th – the 30th. I’ll be there with my publishing company, Shadow Alley Press, along with eden Hudson–who is the amazing author of the Redneck Apocalypse Series and the […]

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