Monthly Archives: December 2012

Creating Holidays for Fictional Cultures

With Christmas one day behind us, the New Year a few days ahead, and being right in the middle of Boxing Day (in the UK and Canada), I’ve been thinking about the significance of holidays around our little planet. Last … Continue reading

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The Journey of a Thousand Miles . . .

. . . begins with your first step. So, here goes. I decided that if I was going to blog I wanted it to serve several purposes. One purpose, of course, is to promote my work, to let others know … Continue reading

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The Essential Setting

During Thanksgiving week, my husband and I visited Chaco Canyon near Farmington, NM, and Mesa Verde near Cortez, CO. My main purpose for exploring these sites was for book research. I wanted to see, to walk and climb through, to … Continue reading

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My Latest Leap into the Dark

Venturing into strange territory isn’t new to me.  I did deployments to Bosnia and Iraq, after all.  Heck, even joining the Air Force was a leap into the unknown for a small-town farmgirl more used to riding horses through the … Continue reading

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