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CONSIDER THE CHAPBOOK

I recently encountered a European outfit that printed only chapbooks. Until that moment, I had considered the chapbook – a small, up to forty page book usually dealing with one subject – a rather rustic but delicate and precious conceit by poets who had nothing better to do. They often have a hand-made, temporary, recycled […]

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AWP CONVENTION: LITERARY FICTION ON DISPLAY

March 9, 2018. The Association of Writers and Writing Programs annually produces the largest writing convention in North America. Roughly 12,000 attendees have come to Tampa, Florida’s massive waterfront Convention Center this weekend. for three days of literary fiction, poetry, panels, discussions, and schmoozing. Over 800 university and private publishers, and writing programs are represented, […]

Fan fiction Kindle Worlds

FAN FICTION FUN

Are you familiar with Kindle Worlds? These fan fiction fun worlds, over one hundred of them ranging from sweet beach reads to edgy noir erotica, bring huge variety to a “world” such as Desiree Holt’s usually-steamy Omega Team or Paige Tyler’s Dallas Fire & Rescue,  S. E. Smith’s Magic, New Mexico or J. R. Raines’ Vampire for Hire. In […]

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WEREWOLVES & VAMPIRES! WOULD YOU DO THIS?

I’ll shortly be issuing a fantasy-werewolf-vampire novella, a prequel to As the Chair Turns, an alternative view of the denizens of Boca Raton, created by Eliza March. The story takes place in a very unusual building housing a round-the-clock beauty spa, whose staff are largely shape-shifting creatures of the night…except for the hairdresser-narrator, who is totally […]