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Tony Mandolin 3 book cover


San Francisco’s only PI with an eye into the supernatural is having one of those months. His bad move drives him to his local pub where he encounters his latest client, a Leprechaun who’s lost his adopted niece, a runaway … Continue reading

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Dirty Jobs Has Been Cancelled


At least that is what the Show’s producer Dave Barskey said in a tweet about a week ago. If this is the case it is yet another blow to quality writing and yet another indicator that this country is becoming more and … Continue reading

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Branching Out for Ideas


As an author I sometimes find myself stuck for an idea. Right now I’m concentrating on getting the fifth volume in my fantasy epic done. In this edition I’m trying to wrap up most of the loose ends I left … Continue reading

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Beginning a Story


I had one of those moment when the voices begin talking. Every writer has them. Ususally, in my experience, either the timing is wrong or there isn’t anything to write down what is ‘heard’. This time is different. Besides my … Continue reading

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Characters, Lots and Lots of Characters


My son was telling me the other day the reason why he enjoys George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones so much, it is the way the author manages to juggle so many completely fleshed-out characters within the narrative. The fact … Continue reading

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The Witch of Angbar…continued


  If you check some of the earlier posts you will see an different design for this volume in the Milward Chronicles. I decided to change it to fit with the others. Not much of a hard decision, really. The … Continue reading

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Revised cover art


Cover art is vitally important for the sales of a book. The saying that you can’t read a book by its cover is a truism, but also misleading since most books are first explored by having an attractive cover that … Continue reading

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Would you?


I was watching television the other night. More and more lately there is very little I see on the networks I find enjoyable. The idea is either a rehash of one that was not done all that well the first … Continue reading

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Bad Language and bad writing


Without any sort of fanfare nearly every newly minted television program broadcast in the US stepped over a line this year. Some in the viewing audience may not have noticed and most of those who did more than likely made … Continue reading

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Finding the right names for your characters


Below is a section of one of the middle chapters of the fifth book in my Milward Chronicles epic fantasy. This is offered as a way of showing the way I choose names for characters. Mikl-Cheri is the chief judge in the ongoing … Continue reading

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