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Oct.23.2011
The analysis of my DNA testing results stared up at me from the screen of my laptop, as though a computer could have eyes.  Excitement surged through me.  My fingertips practically tingled against the keys.  In just a few minutes, I would know more about my ancestry, types of...
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Oct.22.2011
  I’m looking forward to participating as a panelist at the upcoming World Fantasy Convention in San Diego, California.   Thursday, October 27, 9 pm (Pacific 2/3: The Ship (or Dirigible) as a Fantastical Character      They’re more than a setting; that’s...
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Oct.20.2011
I sat straight up in bed, my hands clutching the patchwork quilt.  The translucent apparition from my spent dream danced in the air, a foot or so away from my nose.  No, the figure of my mother’s ghost had changed in the pale amber illumination from my nightlights, become smaller than...
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Oct.06.2011
  I spy the Lamplighters’ Champagne Gala   Nov. 6, 2011, Herbst Theatre, San Francisco   I love steampunk and the Lamplighters, so I decided to share this information. Join The Lamplighters for their 46th annual Champagne Gala which will transport you around the world in a topsy-...
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Oct.03.2011
I’ve now finished 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. ...
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Oct.03.2011
I’ve now finished 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. ...
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Sep.16.2011
  Friday has arrived and the characters vying for the "my favorite vampire" title suck their way down the home stretch and toward the finish line.  Bunnicula, the Bunny who drains color from veggies, breaks away from the pack and hops into the lead.  Somewhere in the grandstand, his...
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Sep.07.2011
Horror Addicts Writer’s Workshop Announcement!Emerian Rich | September 7, 2011 at 03:13 | Tags: 2011, DECEMBER, horror, Horror Addicts Writer’s Workshop Announcement, PROS, WORKSHOP, WRITER| Categories: News | URL: http://wp.me/pKiVX-Kd Horror...
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Sep.03.2011
Written by Laurel on September 4th, 2011 I’ve been 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...
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Sep.03.2011
Written by Laurel on September 3rd, 2011   Photo of Angelina Jolie from AlertNet News The photo of the rail-thin woman crouching on one knee occupied the center of my computer screen.  Wide eyes.  Serious expression.  Long hair as golden brown as a loaf of my homemade bread....
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Sep.02.2011
  Where were you on the morning of 9-11?  My daughter was in New York City and that day remains vivid in my mind.  And the photo of firefighters raising the Stars and Stripes at Ground Zero stays posted on my wall. Recently, the Lamorinda Patch interviewed my husband and me regarding...
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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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