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Laurel Anne Hill | Laurel Anne Hill

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Aug.23.2011
Where did I go WICKED? Okay, I know what my website claims.  Laurel Anne Hill crafts stories with inspirational premises, right?  Worthiness is rewarded, right?  Yet many of my short stories these days lurk in shadows of the horror genre.  In fact, Horror Addicts (http://www....
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Aug.22.2011
Close to fifty science fiction/fantasy fans attended a lively and informative panel about land mine clearance (Are you as smart as a rat?) on August 17 at the 69th World Science Fiction Convention in Reno, Nevada.  I moderated. My co-panelists included Todd Brun, Howard...
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Aug.20.2011
A few months ago I entered my short story podcast, Flight of Destiny, in the 2011 Wicked Women Writers Challenge sponsored by Horror Addicts.net (http://www.horroraddicts.net).  I won their first-place award, granting me the title: "Most Wicked 2011." Flight of Destiny stirs...
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Aug.09.2011
The magnetic nature of the earth, like the personality of some cosmic rock star, attracts followers: radioactive groupies in the form of energetic particles, mainly protons and electrons.  Around 4,000 miles above its surface, the earth traps an inner belt of particles (mostly high-energy protons...
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Aug.07.2011
  Thinking about the Landmine Panel at Renovation Hello all of you headed for Renovation August 17-21, 2011.  Please note my schedule: Wed 17:00 – 18:00, Are You as Smart as a Rat? (Panel), A09 (RSCC)One small idea could potentially prompt one large step for mankind.   For example, wars end but...
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Aug.06.2011
I’m finally doing it, recording my award-winning novel, HEROES ARISE, chapter by chapter.  HEROES ARISE is a parable about breaking the cycle of vengeance, about reaching into our own personal darkness and finding the light of reason.  I’ve set HEROES ARISE in the world of Thard.  HEROES ARISE is...
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Aug.04.2011
Okay, my 40-year old Kenmore vacuum cleaner died last week and my husband and I made an emergency purchase of a Miele Neptune.  Oh, if I had only known the trouble we might cause as a result. To learn about the perils of cleaning your house, use the following link:  http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?...
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Jul.26.2011
The deadline to vote in the Wicked Women Writers Challenge approaches fast.  Please support my steampunk horror short story.  If you are able, BY JULY 31 go to http://wickedwomenwriters.wordpress.com and listen to my story, Flight of Destiny, which is approximately 35 minutes in length.  Or you can...
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Jul.25.2011
"To be" lives at the bottom of the power verbs list these days.  Well, sometimes.  No lack of power inhabits "Marriage is between a man and a woman."  Already, the collective gay-marriage Grinch prepares to seek annulments of the recent same-sex weddings in New York.  A reaction...
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Jul.19.2011
Go to the front page of the July 19th Wall Street Journal for an entertaining article about Victorian underwear.  The title of the article is "How to Undress a Victorian Lady in Your Next Novel," by Alexandra Alter. Earlier today, I provided a web address for the corresponding video...