Setting the scene, without sending the reader to sleep.

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. What’s your best technique for working around backstory dumps? I try to avoid information dumping. When I’m reading for pleasure, I hate reading anything that feels like a … Continued

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Coming Soon. Steampunk adventures in Steven Smith’s “Chasing Shadows.”

What I love about Steampunk, is the way that, by choosing which of today’s technology to include, and how it might be used, you can create a world that is completely logical, yet like nowhere else. Steven Smith is a … Continued

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How do YOU do it?

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. What software do you use for your writing? Bookkeeping? Artwork? Calendar? Every job has its unsung hero, the thing that nobody notices but without which, the whole enterprise … Continued

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Where do we go from here? Knowing when to stop.

Also known as quitting while you’re winning. Before you get all excited, no I’m not giving up writing completely. I don’t know if you’ve noticed it, but there comes a time in any series when you can tell that it … Continued

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Do you stick to writing in one genre, or do you mix it up?

Welcome back to another blog hop, with #OpenBook. Here’s this week’s prompt. Is there a genre you would never try to write? Why? Considering that up to about eight years ago, I never thought I would write anything, it’s all … Continued

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Getting back on the horse.

Since the end of November, I’ve written very little. A lot was going on in my real life (like everyone’s) and it had to take priority over writing. Now that relative calm has descended, at least for a while, I’m … Continued

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The first Andorra Pett mystery is now an Audiobook.

After a long wait, I can tell you that I’m very relieved to see Andorra Pett and the Oort Cloud Café in audio format. A fashion designer, solving crimes in space? It wasn’t intentional, it just sort of happened. When … Continued

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The Indie Showcase presents, Victoria Liiv

Please welcome this week’s guest to the Showcase. Born in 1995, Tallinn, Estonia. On a frosty winter day. A spark of joy in the midst of the darkest season. I was a second daughter to my mom and for the … Continued

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