Book Fair Frenzy: Cover reveal and blurb!

The story I’ve been mentioning for the last two weeks is done, except for the formatting. It may not be ready for a few more days…but I think at this point, I can tell you what’s going on. This is a novelette, which I think is a fancy term for “longish short story”. It’s the debut of a new series – Peavley Manor – with a new cast of characters and a new setting. (And unlike the Skyblade Saga, this has no connection with the Monkey Queen series.) It’s technically not the first story chronologically, just a taster for what’s to come.

Here’s a peek at…”Book Fair Frenzy (Or, Macalley Turns The Page)”!

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All I have is my blog of love, and love is not blogging

Hello, Sunday! As you may have noticed, the story I’ve been promising for the last few weeks is still not ready. I’m trying things in the presentation I haven’t tried before, and getting those ready is taking longer than I thought. But, if you check back later this week…patience can be rewarded

After the cut…one of those “try something different” Sundays.

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Rejected Peanuts Specials: I Don’t Want To Go, Charlie Brown

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I smiled sadly for a blog I could not obey

Starting off Sunday with an update on the project I previewed a while back. The reaction has been generally positive from what I’ve shared so far; many thanks for those who took a moment to leave feedback. The story is almost done; I’m just waiting (as of this writing) for one last correspondent to answer a research question. With any luck, it may be posted this coming week! When it is, I’ll update on Twitter and Facebook. More after the cut. Continue reading

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So, someone apparently saw the wishlist I have at Amazon…

Because a certain something from that list came in the mail today.

To whichever kind soul (or souls) were behind this…

Thank you! Thank you!

I am a happy man today.

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freak out in a moonage blogdream

Starting Sunday off with a reminder: Friday, I shared the first bit of a work in progress, a new short story in a new setting with new characters. If you missed it, click here. I’m still interested in your thoughts on the excerpt, if you have any, so pass them along. More on this, and the usual other goodies, after the cut. Continue reading

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four years

On March 17, 2013, I wrote “It was another crummy Friday for Beth McGill” on my trusty tablet. Since then, I’ve completed six novels (with one in progress), one novella (again, with one in progress), eight short stories, and a lot of posts on this blog. While not everything has been wine and roses, I have had a blast.

I thank all of you who are on this trek with me, whether you’ve been here since the beginning or joined along the way, or are even just coming aboard now. I am grateful that you enjoy what I write, and I hope you’ll continue to do so.

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Willow Wednesdays: Into the blue flame, I want to crash here right now

Welcome to Willow Wednesdays! Featuring art by Willow, the cover artist for the Monkey Queen series, with her kind permission! Read on after the cut for more! Continue reading

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there’s a starman, blogging in the sky

Today’s Sunday catchup is going to be brief. It’s in part because I’m getting a late start to the day (stupid Daylight Savings Time), and in part because…well, there’s something in progress and I need and want to get back to it. If it works, you may see it later this week. Wish me luck!

For now, here’s a quick reminder: The Kickstarter for the new album by the Doubleclicks, Love Problems, wraps up on Monday. If you haven’t backed this, think about doing so; I get the feeling this will wind up being their best album. Thanks, and one way or the other, I’ll have real content up by Wednesday.

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The Sound Abounds: The Library Bards!

Welcome to The Sound Abounds, where I talk about the weird, wonderful world of nerd music! These posts will feature and discuss musical acts that have performed songs that touch on (or squeefully embrace) some aspect of geek culture.

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