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March 16th, 2017

Meet Jake the mule (from Detour Trail) on Lisa Burton (the robot girl) Radio:

March 5th, 2017

Detour Trail, my western romance about adventure along the Oregon Trail, is half price on Smashwords March 5-11: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/360381

Hot Yellow Planet (sequel to Pretty Pink Planet) is free during the Smashwords sale:


Pretty Pink Planet (Lori and Chiing's first adventure) is always free on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/93615
Hidebound (SF adventure/romance) is also on sale (half price): https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/82218
Remodeling: Buying and Updating a Foreclosure is also half price: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/71560

January 31st, 2017

InD'tale Magazine (link)

You can read InD'tale Magazine as if it were a regular magazine--by turning the pages. It's the February issue, and it looks like the focus is on romance, but there are articles, a great selection of reviews, and more: http://magazine.indtale.com/magazine/2017/february/viewer/desktop/

January 6th, 2017

My story, Cold New Planet, about the colonization of a slowly thawing planet, is in the Science Fiction & Fantasy short story category in the Preditors & Editors poll: http://critters.org/predpoll/

December 27th, 2016

Cold New Planet is spotlighted on Florida Book News: http://www.floridabooknews.com/

December 21st, 2016

Cold New Planet, originally published in the anthology, Science Fiction Consortium, is available on Kindle. You can pre-order it here: Cold New Planet

What mysteries will the colonists–and the consortium backing them–uncover on this slowly thawing planet? Are the colonists alone? This planet is supposed to be theirs; their backers, who had their own agenda, had paid enough money to ensure that. And they were a long way from Earth via that alien point-to-point ship. What lies under the snow and ice? How long will it take to find out? And where did all these humans–and aliens–come from? From landing on a barren, icy wasteland, now it’s almost like gridlock back on Earth.

December 13th, 2016

I enjoyed learning about the Jewish culture and the historical background. Well written.

*Jesus of Nazareth, Boy and Man: A Novel of the Lost Years* by the award-winning short story writer and novelist G. Miki Hayden tells the story of Jesus from his early preaching as a boy in the Temple to his discovery of who he is in relationship to "our Father." A lifelong spiritual student, Hayden...

December 11th, 2016

Here's my end-of-the-year video from Facebook with a variety of photos and posts. I hope you'll enjoy it:

November 28th, 2016

Mary Fields AKA Stagecoach Mary by Erich Martin Hicks  (Paperback – March 9, 2016)
I've known about Stagecoach Mary for a long time (She's on my Western Style board on Pinterest), so I was happy to find this book. (It's written in the present tense, btw.) Not much is known about her early life so the author has fictionalized that, but I believe he's caught the flavor of the time: plantation life, the slaves' lives, the Civil War, and the aftermath when the slaves were freed. He enhanced her later career, however, which wasn't necessary because she was a fantastic woman--and a legend in her own time.

The book has a number of photos and illustrations from her life and times. Despite her being a black woman, the town (Cascade, Montana) where she lived later, respected her, and there are clippings from the newspapers when she died and the town turned out for her funeral. Of course, she did run into a lot of prejudice; the N word was especially popular back then..., but she stood her ground: "Do ya wanta' meet your 'maker' now...or later when he's a callin' for ya?"

Highly recommended because of the history and because this woman should never be forgotten.

Note: The author has done a lot of research--read more at the end of the book--but it could have used more editing. There were a number of misspellings--one word was spelled two different ways--and commas were falling like snowflakes.
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