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May.19.2011
Interested in the fantasy genre?  Or in writing a short story set in a fantasy world?  Then read my blog interview with fantasy author and editor Michael Ventrella.  Michael's newest addition to fantasy literature is the anthology, "Tales of Fortannis: A Bard's Eye View" (Double Dragon ...
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May.16.2011
What am I doing today?  I'm checking my refrigerator for termites.  Yes, termites.  Well, why not?  Today I make the great, grated cheese decision.  Should I grate four pounds of cheddar by hand next week to prepare casseroles for a local homeless shelter, or should I purchase packaged cheese...
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Apr.27.2011
       April "Meet the Author"April  30, 2011Union City Public Library34007 Alvarado-Niles Rd, Union City, CA1:00pm - 4:00pm ...
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Apr.16.2011
I have encountered difficulty finding the complete instructions online for the 2011 San Mateo County Fair Literary Contests.  Please contact me if you also are having this problem and need the details.  I'll email you a pdf of the applicable pages from the official guidebook.  The contest deadline...
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Apr.14.2011
CARRY THE LIGHT:  COMPETE FOR LITERARY PRIZES AT THE SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR, JUNE 11-19, 2011 (Note:  You don't have to live in San Mateo County or in California to enter.) ENTRY DIVISIONS INCLUDE NOVEL (Science Fiction/Fantasy, Mystery, Graphic), SHORT STORY (Various genres), CHILDREN'S, POETRY,...
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Mar.30.2011
Schedule for Laurel Anne Hill at RavenCon, Holiday Inn Koger Center, Richmond, VA, April 8-10, 2011 Friday, April 8, 20113 pm, Room E, Have goggles will travel.  (Tera Fulbright, Laurel Anne Hill, Jonah Knight, Susan Z)Authors discuss the problems involved in moving past the fashion of steampunk...
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Mar.29.2011
If you're at WonderCon this weekend (Moscone Center, San Francisco, April 1-3) please stop by my table in Artists' Alley: AA-016.  Also, I'll have some information about the writing contests sponsored by the upcoming San Mateo County Fair.  The deadline for those "Carry the Light"...
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Mar.16.2011
Here's a newsflash.  Toenail clippings are good for something.  Well, that's what Daniel J. DeNoon claimed on WebMD Health News (http://www.webmd.com/lung-cancer/news/20110307/toenail-nicotine-predicts-lung-cancer) earlier this month.  According to DeNoon, "Toenail tests tell whether you're at...
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Feb.24.2011
So tragic, the recent loss of two young lives in one of our local rain-swollen creeks.  Yet, when I was a teen, I might have set off on a similar foolhardy rafting adventure had I lived near a set of rapids.  And posted warning signs may or may not have dissuaded me.  You see, I was in my twenties...
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Feb.14.2011
CARRY THE LIGHT:  COMPETE FOR LITERARY PRIZES AT THE SAN MATEO COUNTY FAIR, JUNE 11-19, 2011 (Note:  You don't have to live in San Mateo County or in California to enter.) ENTRY DIVISIONS INCLUDE NOVEL (Science Fiction/Fantasy, Mystery, Graphic), SHORT STORY (Various genres), CHILDREN'S, POETRY,...
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Feb.10.2011
My schedule at RadCon (Feb. 18-20, Red Lion Inn, Pasco, WA) is as follows: Saturday, Feb. 19, 11 am - 1 pm, Bronze Room; Group Book Signing. Saturday, Feb. 19, 2-3 pm, Cobalt Room; Fandom as a Political Force; Laurel Anne Hill, Andrea Howe, Guy Letourneau, Joyce Reynolds-Ward, Nisi Shawl. Saturday...
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Feb.05.2011
  Spells and Swashbucklers Anthology Well, I had to do it sooner or later, serve spaghetti squash for dinner.  My husband, David, loved the stuff.  So did I.  But my short story, “The Vengeance Garden,” due to be published in the “Spells and Swashbucklers” anthology (Dragon Moon Press, Nov. 2011,...
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Jan.07.2011
Twelfth Night has come and gone.  The Three Wise Men have done their thing and headed home.  At my house, the Christmas season has officially ended.  Thus, even though the seven-foot tree in our bedroom was still drinking water this morning, my husband, David, pulled out his lopping shears after...
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Dec.22.2010
Yippee!  This week, I learned Editor Valerie Griswold-Ford has selected one of my short stories for her next pirates and magic anthology.  My fantasy, "The Vengeance Garden" will be included in "Spells and Swashbucklers" (Dragon Moon Press).  For a complete listing of pieces...
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Dec.11.2010
I'm straight but my hair's stayed short and curly for thirty years.  Now my locks approach shoulder length--fulfilling my promise to my husband--and remnants of my fading perm beg for revitalization.  I attempt alleviating their identity crisis with pin curls and a curling iron.  Smooth curls...
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