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Reviews Wanted

My latest book, Minstrels of Skaythe, was released two weeks ago. So this is where I reach out to remind you that we writers always need reviews for our books. I’d love to have a few new ones that I can tout on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

If you’ve ordered the paperback, or have purchased the three individual e-books, please do take a moment to set out your thoughts for potential readers.

It really does help.


Have you read one of my books? Then it would be great for you to leave a review! Meanwhile, if you’d like to learn more about me and my work, check out my web site, Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter.

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Woman at Work, Part 8

What’s Happening? As we come into October, I find myself as distracted as I expected to be. Figuring out the tech and my students’ personalities requires intense concentration, and then you add in the many irritations of the political situation. There’s not a lot of space in my head for writing just now.

What I’m Working On. This is where I confess that I’m not working on much of anything. At least as far a putting new words on the electronic page. I am moving slowly forward with formatting of the printed Minstrels of Skaythe volume, and getting feedback on Prisoners of the Wailing Tower ahead of the third draft revisions.

What’s Next? As mentioned in my last post, Bad Moon Rising is in October. And that’s about it. Maybe next month, after the election, I’ll start thinking about the next Minstrels of Skaythe novella.

Fun and Games. Animal Crossing and Fallout 4. In AC, my village is in the Southern Hemisphere, so this month I have cherry blossoms at the same time as Jack-o-Lanterns. Fun! I’m also enjoying Fallout. In some ways, it’s almost as leisurely as AC. Although there is a plot to follow, you can skip that and focus as much as you want on helping isolated villages and trying to rebuild civilization.

For some reason, the rebuilding idea is really appealing to me right now!


Have you read one of my books? Then it would be great for you to leave a review! Meanwhile, if you’d like to learn more about me and my work, check out my web site, Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter.

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At the Lake

Today is our day to go to the lake, so I wish you all a great weekend!


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SpoCon Weekend

I have my programming hat on for SpoCon. See it? So I’ll be back next week. Catch you then!


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Hello, everyone! Today I’m visiting Charles E. Yallowitz on his blog, Legends of Windemere. I’m talking about how the Tower in the Mist has its roots in a video game. I hope you’ll come by and check it out.

Legends of Windemere

The Tower in the Mist

Mages vs. Amazons vs. Giant Badger vs. Tyranny

Zathi’s job is to capture renegade mages, but Keilos isn’t like any other mage she’s dealt with. Her drive to bring him in only leads them deeper into a cursed forest. Together, warrior and mage will face deadly beasts and grapple with decisions that compromise every principle. Until they stumble upon a place of ancient, forgotten magic. Zathi must choose — allow Keilos to claim it, or kill him once and for all.

Pre-Order it on Amazon!

Charles often tells us how his Legends of Windemere series got its start as a role-playing game while he was in college. I am here to confess that I, too, wrote my book because of a game.

In my case, it was the video game Dragon Age. I have all three of the series, and I played them back-to-back-to-back-to…

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Dragons Past and Future

Dragons Just Hangin’

Guess what I got for Christmas! Actually, I got several dragons. There’s a lovely vintage print of a lady reading with her pet dragon, and a dragon wine holder, too. My friends know me well.

These dragons are my favorites, though. They are hand made from wool felt. They were most likely purchased at a local fair-trade shop, so the crafters would have created them as part of a jobs program.

Technically, they are a holiday decoration, but they’re so darned cute! I think they’ll just be hanging around my office window for the foreseeable future.


In other news, it’s the new year and I’m re-assessing certain parts of my writing career. (Not because of any crisis — you should take stock of things from time to time.) Like many writers, I tend to focus most on my current work in progress. I don’t pay as much attention as I should to actually selling copies of my books in print.

As part of this, I’m considering how Wyrmflight supports my other goals. After all, part of the reason for blogging is to draw readers and make sales.

The other piece of this is that I may have gone as far as I can with the blog’s theme of dragons. It’s been seven years, you know? I’ve kept my topic broad to include everything from books and movies to real things that are named after dragons, but what I really love is to share folk stories from around the world. Lately those are getting harder to find.

Will I cease blogging here? I don’t know. It’s brought me many friendships and helped collect enough material for a book. (See my ad, below.) Perhaps I’ll switch to another topic, such as Witches or Fairies. Perhaps I’ll find a way to re-use older posts in a new format. (I hear Instagram is hot these days.)

So this is where I thank all of you for coming along on my Wyrmflight journey. I hope you’ll stick with me, wherever my dragons may come to roost.


Wyrmflight: A Hoard of Dragon Lore — $4.99 e-book or $17.99 trade paperback. Available at Amazon or Draft2Digital.

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Appearing Near You?

I’ve been invited to speak by Idaho Writers League, a North-Idaho-based group for published and aspiring writers. My topic: “Magic in all its forms and disguises.” I’ll be speaking for perhaps 45 minutes and then taking questions and discussing with the audience.

This is on Thursday, August 16th, 6:30 pm. The location is Schmidt Hall, Lutheran Church of the Master, 4800 N. Ramsey Rd, in Coeur d’Alene, ID. I don’t think there’s a fee.

The timing is a little tight, since it comes right after SpoCon, but I plan to focus intensely and put together a really great, informative presentation on magic in fantasy. If anyone happens to be in Coeur d’Alene on Thursday, I’d love to see you there.


Wyrmflight: A Hoard of Dragon Lore — $4.99 e-book or $17.99 trade paperback. Available at Amazon or Draft2Digital.

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Just For Fun 36

Here’s a very short one, before I head off to an all-day gaming event.

Q: At Dragon University, what do the students say when a lecture goes on for too long?

A: This is really draggin’ on!


Wyrmflight: A Hoard of Dragon Lore — $4.99 e-book or $17.99 trade paperback. Available at Amazon or Draft2Digital.

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It’s been a while since I encountered a dragon in the wild, but today I went to the garden show. There were dragons picnicking.

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There were dragons flying.

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There were dragons just hanging around.

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It was a day of dragony goodness. And, I even picked up some hot peppers for the garden!

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Just a few of my books:

Aunt Ursula’s Atlas, Lucy D. Ford’s short story collection

Masters of Air & Fire, Lucy D. Ford’s middle-grade novel

The Grimhold Wolf, my Gothic werewolf fantasy, and my epic fantasy, The Seven Exalted Orders.

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Today I’m visiting with Don Massenzio at his awesome blog, for an author interview answering ten questions. Come on by!

Source: A Perfect 10 with Deby Fredericks

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