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How do you find a missing muse?

This is the cover for the first story I ever had published.

People ask, quite seriously, why I don’t write legal thrillers.  For eight years, I worked for a Circuit Judge and saw enough to write a thriller but when I write I want to escape my world and visit someone else’s.  292 more words

Raena's Foremothers: Zoe Washburne

I didn’t watch Firefly when it was initially broadcast.  I sat down and watched maybe half of “The Train Job,” but the corny accents and all the… 463 more words

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Marvel Heroic Roleplaying: Character Generator

In the comments on my post about wanting too much from an RPG, I remembered that I had started working on a more sensible (to me) random character generator for… 610 more words


Raena's Foremothers: Doctor Cyn Sharpe

One of the biggest influences on Raena Zacari is a character developed by my friend Martha Allard.  She’s the creator of Doctor Cyn Sharpe, a human medic who got caught up in the War against the Empire. 543 more words

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Raena's Foremothers: Molly Millions

I read Neuromancer in 1986, the summer I went to Clarion. The book was a couple of years old by then, but everyone was still talking about it. 682 more words

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Raena's Foremothers: Sarah Connor

I was talking with my good friend Mart about my project of tracing the genesis of Raena Zacari (protagonist of my In the Wake of the Templars trilogy) through her strong female role models.   507 more words

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Conflicting Desires

I’ve updated my About page with a run-down of my gaming history, which might help explain how my attitudes towards gaming have developed over time. When it was proposed by my current group that I run a Pathfinder game, I was a little horrified. 646 more words