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Piece by Piece, Line by Line

One of the biggest issues I have when I write is getting anything finished. Not because I don’t have the ideas, or the ability to follow through, but because I need to see my successes. Otherwise I don’t know that … Continue reading

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submission and publication update for September 2016

Blah. PUBLISHED Nothing CONSIDERING Abyss and Apex, AE, Angry Robot Books, Apex Magazine, Asimov’s, Automobilia, Binge Watching Cure, Bourbon Penn, Breakroom Stories, Chronos Chronicles, Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores, DarkFuse, ECM Network, Electric Literature, Pear Tree Press, Persistent Visions, Read Short … Continue reading

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submission and publication update for August 2016

It’s been a slow month for writing — I moved, and I got married. But here’s an update all the same. PUBLISHED The only thing that came out this month was my narration of “Make a Choice” by John McIlveen, … Continue reading

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submission and publication update for July 2016

Hey! I wrote stuff this month! And stuff was published, too! It’s like I’m a writer or something. PUBLISHED “Stand Up”, my story of an autistic, nongendered superhero, appeared as Episode 34 of The Overcast podcast. My narration of “Bluejay” … Continue reading

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submission and publication update for June 2016

The life of the short-story writer can pretty much be boiled down to submitting as much as possible, as often as possible, in hopes that someone will publish your work. To that end, I’m going to start updating you monthly … Continue reading

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what’s out now?

In case you’re interested, here’s a list of everything that’s currently out for consideration, as of 1pm today, 4/12/16. SF = Science Fiction F = Fantasy H = Horror G = General Fiction (non-genre) I also included a little preview … Continue reading

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SIX OF THE BEST… things Chicago Hope did 20 years ago that you thought were new developments

Chicago Hope was also a bit of a frontrunner in episodic television. Here are six of the best things that show did 20 years ago that you thought were new developments in the 21st century. SIX OF THE BEST… things … Continue reading

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Let’s Do the Blog Hop Again!

Last month I was contacted by author Rosemary Claire Smith, one of my fellow students at Taos Toolbox 2013. She very graciously invited me to participate in a blog tour to help readers discover new writers. If you like dinosaurs, … Continue reading

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Writers… Don’t Do This…

Writers… don’t do this. I’m sure there’s a version for woman writers as well. It likely involves the MC being mildly overweight (at least at the start), meeting the perfect guy but not knowing it, working in PR or advertising, … Continue reading

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Anne R. Allen on Amazon Reviews

Anything less than 4 stars means “NOT RECOMMENDED.” Don’t expect an author to be pleased with 2 or 3 stars, no matter how much you rave in the text. Those stars are the primary way a book is judged. Without … Continue reading

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memorial day weekend update

Here are some things I have done this weekend that might be relevant to your interests: Submitted “Aubade”, “Bittersweet Symphony”, and “Dreaming of Suzanne”, bringing my number of stories out in the wild to 12. Finished writing a new piece … Continue reading

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Tens

Gaines, the Director of Elite Athlete Development for API, trains tens of NFL players and draft prospects at any given time at API’s Los Angeles facility[…] So here’s something interesting – the use of the word “tens” to describe a … Continue reading

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a little something about “27 Jennifers”

I’m terrible at titles. If a story doesn’t have a title when I start writing it, I can sometimes sit there for hours trying to figure one out. Sometimes I’m lucky – “Greener” had its title almost immediately, as did … Continue reading

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Useful Links

Here are various and sundry useful links you might enjoy: Fan me on Facebook Follow me on Twitter View my photos on Flickr Read my Google Shared Items Enjoy music I like via Last.fm Apparently I have a Youtube channel, … Continue reading

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Web Design/Development Portfolio

If you’re really interested in my web design and development work prior to 2011, this link will take you to my portfolio page. Please note that most links are deprecated. Web Design/Development Portfolio

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