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Fantastic Fantasy

Fantastic Fantasy

My Dearest Fellow Conspirators, These are strange times. People keep cracking jokes about how dystopian authors don’t have to use their imagination anymore because we’re living in the very world we’ve always written about.  There’s some truth to...
Accent Discontent and the Inflection Connection

Accent Discontent and the Inflection Connection

My Dearest Fellow Conspirators, There are certain stereotypes associated with certain groups. The English are stereotyped by Americans as being a little aloof, a little uptight, and a little dedicated to dropping their “h’s.” I’m a writer. It’s not my place to say...
Author Interview

Author Interview

My Dearest Fellow Conspirators, This isn’t really a blog. But it is (I hope) an informative, behind-the-scenes look at some of what my writing and I are all about. Esther Rabbit — writer, blogger, and educator — conducted an interview with me (see...
On the Cutting Room Floor

On the Cutting Room Floor

My Dearest Fellow Conspirators, Today, I’d like to take a moment to honor something in my books that isn’t there. What I’m talking about are deleted scenes. You’ve seen stuff like this before on that DVD menu button that lets you see outtakes, alternate shots, and...
From Book to Trilogy to  Ennealogy (9-part series)

From Book to Trilogy to Ennealogy (9-part series)

My Dearest Fellow Conspirators, Today’s topic is on how to count from one to nine. A book is called a book. Three books are called a trilogy. But nine books in one series? Yes, my dear Conspirators. There’s a name for that. It’s called an ennealogy. It means a...