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Birch Bay Public Market

Friday, May 10 through the end of summer, Cathy and I will be selling her hand-made soaps, lotions, and toiletries, along with my photography, note cards, calenders, books, etc.

Come see us!

Across the street from the C Shop

4825 Alderson Road, Birch Bay, Washington 98230

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I had an automated blogroll here, powered by Google Reader, but Google, in its near-infinite lack of wisdom, killed Google Reader. Prior to this murder, all I had to do to put a blog on my blogroll (or to take it off) was to place it in a Reader folder called, appropriately enough, "blogroll" (or, of course, to remove it). I use The Old Reader now for following blogs, but it seems to have no way to something similar regarding the blogroll. If you know of a way to do this, please let me know.

Such were their first impressions of each other.

Apropos of my post on third-person omniscient…

…look what I just came across in A Hole in Texas, by Herman Wouk:

“You must be Dr Carpenter.” Small slight woman, classy dark suit, large brown eyes, engaging smile, swift stride. “Thank you for coming in.”

“My pleasure, Congresswoman.” Very tall man, white hair ill suited to an ascetic face

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Sometimes, it’s the mote in the other guy’s eye…

…but sometimes, it’s the tree trunk in your own.

I just read a blog post on “How Not to Write Christian Fiction.” No, I’m not going to link to it. You can find it if you try hard enough. It does make some valid points, many of them, actually, but it’s also full of the same

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Corienne Maire Montgomery, 1936 – 2012

My mother died at the end of last month.

(Her name when she died was actually Hay, but she was a Montgomery for many years, and I wanted the connection to be a little clearer in my title.)

The following was written by my sister, Cherie:

Corienne Maire Hay neé Hackett, beloved sister, mother, aunt, and grammie was

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Supergirl, Supercrip, and the Power of the Mundane

I got a strange email this morning.

It seems that one of my scenes caused some discomfort for one of my readers. I won’t say what book it’s in, and I won’t even name the characters, because it’s a bit spoilerish, but the scene is this:

Girl, seated
Boy, crouched on his heels in front of her, his

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Scam Alert: “Aima Kickst” on Kickstarter

UPDATE: As of about 13:30 Pacific time, the Aima Kickst profile has been deleted.

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As you know (if you are reading my blog), I started my first Kickstarter project yesterday.

This morning, I received what I first thought was an email from an organization calling itself the “American Investors Microproject Association.” AIMA offered to advertise my project

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Thoughts on Ann Packer’s stunning novella “Walk for Mankind”

I really and truly wish that there was a way for me to contact Ann Packer.

It seems a bit odd, bordering on downright strange, that there seems to be no public contact information for a compelling modern author, except a way to request a public speaking event, or a way to find out about her

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So… It appears that I am going to give Amazon’s new “Library” a try.

My latest novel, Blood Bonds, will be an experiment.

The book will be available in paper, but if you want it as an ebook, you’re going to have to go to Amazon and get it in Kindle format. That’s because author participation in the new “Amazon Kindle Owners’ Lending Library” requires Amazon Kindle exclusivity for ebook

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Blood Bonds – a novel

Immortality is the birthright of youth.

This is the final cover for my latest novel.
(Featuring original artwork by the incomparable Mari Kurisato!)

Well, it’s not the latest to be written, but it’s the next one to be published. Blood Bonds will be out in paper and ebook formats in approximately two weeks.

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A Reposted Repost

I may have posted this here before, but it’s still good.

It was originally written some years ago, and was posted to the forum of a writer’s group I belonged to at the time.

I wrote my first poem in 1966. I still have it. No, you cannot read it. Let me just point out a few

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Anne Maureen Rockeman “Rocky” Montgomery 1986–2011

It has been hard to sit on this since I first learned of it on Tuesday afternoon.

But now the names have been released, and now I can write this.

On Monday, 12 December 2011, a helicopter crash near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, near Olympia, Washington, claimed the lives of four United States Army aviators:

Captain Anne M. Montgomery,

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