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Redbud

It must be Spring. Here’s a redbud branch in full bloom. Also, as I recently learned, called a “Judas Tree”. Happy Spring!

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Excerpt from Color Mage

It’s been quite a while since I’ve done this, so I thought I’d post an excerpt from Color Mage. Color Mage is set in a world where Collared Lords have absolute power in their own lands — at the same time as they’re kept in a kind of magical servitude, unable to leave their lands …

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My Best Fantasy Worlds

Last weekend at Cleveland Concoction I was fortunate enough to be on panels with some interesting authors. My favorite panel was “Best Fantasy Worlds” — because I find the complexities of worldbuilding endlessly fascinating. The fantasy worlds that we remember tend to be carefully crafted, with lots of attention paid to how its characters — …

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Cleveland Concoction 2017

Once again I’m looking forward to a trip to Cleveland in March for Cleveland Concoction! This is a fan-run convention with some of everything — cosplay, gaming, art, a vendors room. It also has Authors’ Alley, which includes panels and workshops with quite a few authors (link to authors’ page here). The convention runs from …

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Cool Public Art Tiles in San Antonio

San Antonio is full of little touches of art. Here are a few examples I saw as we wandered around the River Walk and the Alamo area. The first two were New Deal-era projects. The artist, Ethel Wilson Harris, was supervisor of the Arts and Crafts division of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in San Antonio …

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Winter Break for Outdoor Equipment

I’ve been driving past this collection of equipment since December, wanting to take a picture. Finally here are a couple of images. Here are a bunch of boom lifts (I think) stored for winter at a local company. And below, here they all are waiting for their chance to escape. 😉

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Lion Movie

“If you wrote this as fiction,” my husband said, “People wouldn’t believe it.” After the beginning credits of Lion, there’s a caption telling the viewer the movie is based on a true story. That knowledge colors everything you see thereafter. Five year old Saroo gets on a decommissioned train and falls asleep, ending up thousands …

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Lorelei Signal

My short story, “Daughter of the Righ”, has been reprinted in the January-March issue of the web-based magazine Lorelei Signal. This online magazine is dedicated to publishing fantasy stories about complex female characters. “Daughter of the Righ” is set in the same world as my Color Mage novels — but about 20 years earlier, so …

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The Eagle Huntress

Aisholpan, 13-year-old daughter of a nomadic Kazakh family, wants to be an eagle huntress. It’s against the traditions of her people for a woman to hunt with the eagles, but she’s determined to compete in the Golden Eagle Festival. She has the unswerving support of her father, who helps her find and train a bird …

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Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival

The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival is an outdoor event with gorgeous handcrafted silk lanterns on steel frames, brilliantly lit. We were lucky enough to go on a (relatively) warm evening in December, so we were happy to wander around and not feel too cold. Some of the figures were cartoonish animals I’m assuming were designed …

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