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Between the Conclaves – Epilogue, Author's Notes

So we come to the end of the line. Last week saw the last part of Between the Conclaves‘ epilogue and with today’s last set of author’s notes, it will truly be concluded. 818 more words


Remembering the days they died

The following is a series of personal vignettes/reflections on the moments in my life when I found out that Soldiers I knew were killed in the line of duty.   2,008 more words

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be the future

I love my weekend mornings.  They start with coffee and words.  It’s my time to write, or in some cases, edit.  The first few hours of the day are peaceful and quiet and I get to step out of the world I live in to inhabit some place filled with magic…well, mayhem as well.   296 more words

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Tokyo professor turns to crime: An interview with Michael Pronko

You might have heard of Michael Pronko, the award-winning Tokyo essayist. Or maybe Pronko, the social commentator on Japanese culture for NHK, Nippon Television, Newsweek Japan, The Japan Times and Artscape Japan.  2,197 more words

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Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen! For those of you just now tuning in, my name is Madi Leigh and I am NOT a best-selling author! Shocking news, I know, but we’ll get through it together. 293 more words


wearing an editor's hat

As I experience more and more the art of being an editor, I’ve learned the most important thing I can do is listen. For those of you who are thinking that should be obvious, I’m not talking about listening to respond. 131 more words

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the day job

Like many independent authors, I can not give up my day job because it is the only thing keeping a roof over my head and the internet paid for.   252 more words

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