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The Big Idea: Arianne 'Tex' Thompson

When you introduce magic into a real-world setting, you don’t only have to deal with the problems that magic introduces — you have to deal with the problems that already existed in that real world setting. 855 more words

Big Idea

Michael Patrick Hicks reblogged this on Michael Patrick Hicks and commented:

I've been thinking a bit about the genre sometimes known as "weird western" of late. The concept is one that really strikes a chord with me and I love the idea of a low-tech frontier dealing with supernatural forces. I'd hope for more out of the movie Cowboys & Aliens; after all, six-shooters and horses vs. aliens and UFOs seemed ripe for a truly awesome story. Joe R. Lansdale's Deadman's Road is in my TBR pile, and Hunter Shea's Hell Hole has certainly caught my eye. Thanks to John Scalzi's blog, I can now add One Night in Sixes to my list. It sounds dynamite! Author Arianne 'Tex' Thompson writes, "But as nervous as I am about this Big Idea and how it will be received, the even-bigger one behind it – that is, the push for a more inclusive bookshelf, and the importance of being able to re-imagine our own history without sweeping the uncomfortable bits under the rug – is one that I am really excited about. I hope you will be too." I certainly am. And the quote drawing a quick comparison to Stephen King's The Dark Tower doesn't hurt any, either! Be sure to check out the original post at Whatever.

Have You Actually Read the Book?

When the Fifty Shades of Grey books by E. L. James came out there was a this huge outrage by people who obviously had not read the book… and now that the movie is coming out there is this huge outrage by people who have not read the book and of course haven’t seen the movie that’s not out yet either… my problem with this is my problem with anyone talking about any book they haven’t read… they don’t actually know what’s going on in it, but instead go off a preconceived notions off of what little they might have gleaned from reading the back of the book… if they even read that much… I think they just basically hear about what genre it’s categorized under and then jump from there… 136 more words


First: Last Series Book 2 Cover Reveal

After much delay it’s finally time to reveal the cover for my upcoming release titled “FIRST.” I have gone for a similar cover to book 1 deciding I couldn’t find anything else that intrigued me enough to shift directions. 75 more words

Wednesday Weigh In - Week Two

Project Details
Running for: 10 days
Working hours invested: 7/day
Published Works: 0
Current Work: Samara’s Song – 80% (+60%) edited and formatted
Anticipated launch: August 1st… 31 more words

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Education Program Level 1 – Little Smarty Pants Development Snapshot #1

I know that my blog has been light on posts lately as I have been focused on the development of the video aspect of the Educational program. 47 more words


book review: Diaries of a Dwarven Rifleman

Today I am reviewing the  book Diaries of a Dwarven Rifleman, written by Michael Tinker Pearce and Linda Pearce.

I would tell the authors two things, 1: please hire a copyeditor, and 2: please just tell me a freakin’ story already! 1,036 more words


Brief Lapse

Well, a blog isn’t a blog unless it lapses for a while and then returns. Believe me, I wanted to keep posting, but blog law prohibited it. 252 more words