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Local Author Book Signing in Poland, Ohio

Update 07-01-2017: Sorry I won’t be able to make this book-signing, since I’m not feeling well. Looking forward to another time, I hope. I’ll be part of a local author book signing and sale at the Poland Library on Saturday, July 1. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library of Youngstown …

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Artists of the Rust Belt Summer Market, 2017!

I’ve always had a great time at the Artists of the Rust Belt shows in Youngstown. The next one will be held Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 at the B&O Station on Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown. The building is an old train station, built in 1905. It’s home to the Rust Belt Brewing …

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CSCC 2017 Writer’s Conference

I’m looking forward to Columbus State Community College’s 2017 Writer’s Conference this Saturday, May 6. I’ll have a table there with my books available for sale. The keynote speaker will be Maggie Smith, a poet, freelance writer and editor from Columbus. There will also be workshops and a book fair with several writers, writers’ groups …

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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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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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Book Signing in Delaware, OH

Downtown Delaware, Ohio merchants will be having an Open House on Saturday, December 10 to promote local businesses during the Christmas season. If you’re there, stop into local cheese-and-fine-food shop The Greater Gouda and say hi! Owner Terri-Lynne Smiles, who’s also an author, will be hosting a book signing with a half-dozen local authors, including …

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My Magna Carta II

Last week I posted my Magna Carta I, a look at what elements I enjoy in a novel. Here’s my take on the Magna Carta II, a corresponding list of things that bore me in a novel. If they’re bad enough, these factors can make me roll my eyes, skip sections, or possibly even make …

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My Magna Carta I

Chris Baty, founder of NaNoWriMo, wrote a book called No Plot? No Problem!, in which he outlined his steps to writing a novel in 30 days. One of the very early steps is to make a couple of lists, which will serve as the writer’s “Magna Carta” during the frantic rush to write 50,000 words …

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