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Forget the Muse; Just Write

 More than 30 years of writing for newspapers taught me one truth: You can’t sit around waiting for the “Writer’s Muse” to show up. Try this as an excuse with a newspaper editor: “I didn’t get anything written today. My … Continue reading

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5 Stars for The Hobbit movie

 I’ve been looking forward to seeing The Hobbit ever since I heard Peter Jackson was making it. And now it’s here … I’ve seen it … and … It is absolutely everything I’ve hoped it would be! I saw the … Continue reading

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Elves and the Diminished Fae

 When JRR Tolkien in The Lord of the Rings wrote of the elves of Middle Earth departing into the West at the end of the Third Age, he was drawing on folklore that viewed elves, fae and their kindred as … Continue reading

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The End of the World?

 I have to confess … I’m fascinated by all the hype – even on the History channel which, I think, should stick to facts, not speculation – about the pending End of the World on Dec. 21. Why all the … Continue reading

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Crime-solving Cats

 Cats not only have played a role in many writers’ lives … They’ve played a role in literary works at least as far back as the 17th century when French writer Charles Perrault recounted the tale of Puss in Boots. … Continue reading

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National Newspaper Week

 This week is National Newspaper Week – a time to consider how important newspapers have been – and still are – to our society and our country. Before the Internet, before Facebook and Twitter – before we could access what’s … Continue reading

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How a Serial Killer Took Over My Life

 All of my Portals books are based on creatures that actually exist in our own folklore and mythology. I just … sort of … add my own twist to them now and then. That’s what happened with the Deathtalker – … Continue reading

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