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Aug.15.2013
Written by Laurel on August 15th, 2013   David & Kevin load the skeleton into our SUV in Los Angeles Time to add the drawers This one won't fit.   I inched the chest of seven drawers through my kitchen.  Actually, the seven drawers still sat in my garage.  No way could I...
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Jul.02.2013
Written by Laurel on July 2nd, 2013   Some of Laurel Anne Hill's Long-Time Fans Hello to friends, family, fans, various acquaintances, and passers-by out for a cyber stroll.  As high temperatures bake my home town, I’m here to recommend Snow.  Yes, Snow in July.  At sea level....
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Jun.14.2013
Written by Laurel on June 14th, 2013   Laurel Anne Hill  Come to Expo Hall (Fine Arts Galleria Stage) at the San Mateo County Fair, June 15, 2-6 pm. Award-winning science fiction/fantasy author Laurel Anne Hill will participate in the “Author Day Book Signings” (2-4 pm) and the Podcast...
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Jun.08.2013
Written by Laurel on June 7th, 2013 Anna Boothe Audrey Kalman Gus Tjgaard Frank Saunders Mar Andres Thomas David Hirzel Ines Villafane-Leon Len Hodgeman     Minauti Dave   BOOK EVENT SCHEDULE June 10-15 All Scheduled book events are in Expo Hall, at the Fine Arts/Literary Arts...
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Jun.04.2013
Written by Laurel on June 4th, 2013   Jon Cory, Author of "Roly's Relic" and "Plague of Scoundrels"     Elizabeth Fajardo, Author of “Storybook Dad” and “Eavesdropping on Angels” AUTHORS TO SELL & SIGN THEIR BOOKS AT THE 2013 SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR: SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2-4 P.M....
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May.17.2013
Written by Laurel on May 17th, 2013 You, too, can "save the world." This past week I created a book trailer for the anthology: HOW BEER SAVED THE WORLD.  My short, slide-show video takes a fun, humorous look at the 14 awesome stories in the anthology, all set to music that would...
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May.08.2013
The Wall Street Journal recently published an article written by Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau:  Cinco de Mayo No Hecho in México, Actually.  In the article they rightly noted that Cinco de Mayo is not celebrated all that much in Mexico outside of the State of Puebla.  To...
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May.08.2013
  How Beer Saved the World What’s a proper British maid to do when strange things start happening in her master’s home?  To find out, read Laurel Anne Hill’s steampunk short story, “Beware the Nine” – now available in the ebook anthology: How Beer Saved the World (Sky Warrior Books,...
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Apr.27.2013
  Shanghai Steam Anthology I just received awesome news.  “Shanghai Steam” (the anthology containing my Moon-Flame Woman short story) has been nominated for an Aurora Award.  The annual Aurora Awards are sponsored by the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association (CSFFA...
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Apr.26.2013
  A Bard in the Hand   Laurel Anne Hill’s new fantasy short story “The Golden Gifts” was recently published in the anthology “Tales of Fortannis: A Bard in the Hand” (Double Dragon Publishing), edited by Michael Ventrella.   Donna Galanti has now interviewed Michael...
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Mar.27.2013
There’s a condition I call “old-people feet.” Circulation decreases. Skin dries and cracks like parched earth. Toenails turn to stone. While families of fungi homestead the territories south of the ankles. It’s not a pretty sight. Old-people feet might not always stink but having the condition...
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Mar.10.2013
RadCon 2013: Hotter than Ever! Written by Laurel on March 11th, 2013 In February, I again attended RadCon in Pasco, Washington. RadCon is an amazing gathering held at the Red Lion Hotel and organized by fans in the Tri-Cities area. The con encourages local youth to join in the fun, which...
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Mar.08.2013
What if one in every 334 people you knew was an amputee? Not one in every 334 veterans or diabetics—but one in every 334 men, women and children from all backgrounds. Furthermore, what if this tragedy occurred nationally and the factor causing the loss of limbs also contributed to the...
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Mar.04.2013
SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR WRITING CONTESTS: Literary Arts entries will be accepted from writers inside AND outside of California.  Please note that our NEW DEADLINE for all literary contests is 7 pm on Monday, April 1, 2013.  When you fill out your entry form, ignore any reference to a later...
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Feb.03.2013
A home surveillance camera captured a recent burglary attempt in Orinda, California.  The footage demonstrated the ease with which burglars determined no one was home and forced open the front door.  The occupants of the home posted the video on YouTube.  Their neighborhood watch...
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