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Moonlight & Mages

Posted Oct 25 2015 in , , , ,

People have been fascinated by the moon since ancient times, when its phases helped mark the passage of time.  We’ve seen faces in it, speculated that other people lived on it, and raced to land on it. It controls our tides and plays a role in some magical systems. So when I was building the world for […]

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The Trail of Bread Crumbs

Posted Oct 24 2015 in , ,

Hi, and welcome to my brand-new blog!  I’ve been blogging with the Romance Bandits for several years, so I’m not new to blogging, only to flying solo at it.  I’ll be talking about whatever interests me, from books to movies to music to pets or…well, whatever. If you’ve been to the book page, you’ve probably noticed […]

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The Books Under the Bed

Posted Sep 26 2015

This post was originally published on the Romance Bandits blog. Some authors write one book, maybe revise it once or twice, and then sell it.  Sometimes that book soars up the charts, and sometimes it falls into oblivion. There seems to be no predicting which. I don’t personally know anyone who claims to have sold […]

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Trish's & Nancy's Dragon Con Adventures ~ 2015 Edition

Posted Sep 17 2015 in , , , , ,

As our regular visitors know, Trish and I head to Atlanta every Labor Day weekend to fly our geek flags and wallow in fannish energy.  And every year, we blog about it. We often run into each other, but this year, we met only once, in passing.  She was on her way to a photo […]

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It’s A Fine Day for Capitol Danger!

Posted Aug 8 2015 in , , , , , , ,

This post originally appeared on the Romance Bandits blog. Hello everyone! First of all, thank you for being here! The Romance Bandits blog got hacked and we’ve had no way to let you know and no way to answer comments or post blogs.(Jeanne actually wrote this post but couldn’t get in to put it up, […]

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Southern Insanity

Posted Feb 26 2015

This post originally appeared on the Romance Bandits blog. I’ve lived my entire life in the American South.  My mother’s family had been here for generations before I was born.  So I’m familiar with southern eccentricities.  I don’t know that we have more of them than any other region, but I do think we’re more […]

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Continuing Love

Posted Feb 16 2015 in , ,

Have you noticed how the definition of romance has broadened in the past couple of years?  Suspense has made room for grittier stories.  Paranormal/fantasy has become more hospitable to serious otherworldly powers, extended plots, and sometimes even other worlds. Contemporary has accepted some light paranormal elements, and historical has veered away (sometimes to my sorrow) from incorporating so […]

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An Arthurian Affair

Posted Jan 26 2015 in , ,

For many of my interests, I can pinpoint starting dates. I can tell you when and how they drew me in–in some cases, I even remember who else was there at the time. But with stories that center on magic, I have no clue. Sure, I loved fairy tales and was entranced by Disney fairy […]

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The Balance Sheet 2014

Posted Dec 26 2014 in , , , ,

This was originally published on the Romance Bandits blog. I hope everyone who celebrated Christmas had a merry one and those of you who didn’t had a relaxing day.  The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas seems like a mad dash, full of chaos that has to be dealt with at an ever-accelerating pace.  Then, suddenly, […]

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Launch Party for Warrior

Posted Oct 26 2014

This post originally appeared on the Romance Bandits blog. Come in and make yourself comfortable!  Sven has a great array of appetizers, and we have these cool-o choices of party favors, midget laser swords or tiny blasters (in honor of Will and Audra’s favorite online game).  Pick one on the way to the bar. I […]

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