Fantasy Author and Illustrator Lee Dunning interview (link)

Entertaining and interesting interview, and I enjoyed that intriguing excerpt: Presenting, Fantasy Author and Illustrator… Lee Dunning! (With An Exclusive, To Kev’s Author Interviews, Giveaway Offer).

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MREs and Desert Storm (link)

I enjoyed Linda Maye Adams’ latest Desert Storm post and the MREs list and background.  Check it out here:

Note: I used MREs as a survival food, among others, in my post-apocalyptic novel, Strike Three.


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For readers and writers

I came across a tote bag that has a library card printed on it in Bas Bleu, the book catalog.  I thought that was cool.  The catalog has a little stack of books that is a Christmas ornament also, along with all their books.

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Presenting, The Intriguing… Dennis Koller!

I enjoyed the historical background and learning more about how and what he writes: Presenting, The Intriguing… Dennis Koller!.


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Joy also has a story collection and audiobook for SF readers

The Doorway and Other Stories is now available in paperback too:
Here are fourteen of my favorite stories, and since my favorite genre is science fiction, they are mostly SF except for The Princess Quest, a tongue-in-cheek sword and sorcery epic, and Old Rex, a ghost story. They’ve all been published elsewhere, except for Royal Guardians; this is its first time in print. If you like reading about aliens, time travel, symbiotes, and humans searching for a home, family, their own bodies, etc., check it out here: The Doorway and Other Stories
Maxwell Sweet along with two professors have been conducting secret experiments in an old Victorian mansion outside Galveston, Texas. However, the two professors have vanished and Maxwell Sweet has fallen ill. Now, it’s up to Sweet’s tough-as-nails niece to find out what happened to the project: a time machine.
Note: Sugar Time will be available as a book one of these days, and it will include another story in the time machine series that was published separately.



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Layering as a Technique for Building Depth in your stories

This is a useful tool, and I need to use it in the story I’m currently writing: Guest post: Layering as a Technique for Building Depth by M J Moores.

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Joy V. Smith’s fiction ebooks

Hidebound (SF) is available on: and
After Anfissa meets Ferenc, they flee to a planet where even the grass is deadly.
Pretty Pink Planet (SF) is available free on
Lori, an agent of SOESFOL, visits Prism to track down planet pirates and rescue aliens.
Hot Yellow Planet is available on:
In this Pretty Pink Planet sequel, Lori and Chiing continue their adventures,  meeting up with Chameleons, Ghosters, Splurts, and other aliens and humans.

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