Author of the Month: October 2022

Mercedes Lackey About Mercedes From a beloved fantasy author comes this fresh feminist retelling of Sleeping Beauty about one girl destined for greatness and the powerful sister ready to protect her by any means necessary. MERCEDES LACKEY is the acclaimed author of over fifty novels and many works of short fiction. In her "spare" time …

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Attending an In-Person Writing Convention in Today’s World

In September my friend Pam and I flew to Minneapolis to attend Bouchercon World Mystery Convention’s first on-site event in three years. I sat on a panel and handed out my author cards, but the main purpose of our trip was to present Calgary’s bid to host Bouchercon 2026. Tourism Calgary recruited Pam and me to co-chair the venture.

September Song for a Butterfly

September Song for a Butterfly

I learned recently that a dear man, an old poet I once knew, had died. This morning I woke up remembering the day I met him.

Train Into the Valley of Madness Season 2

TRAIN: Into The Valley of Madness Season Two

BY DONALD H ROBERTS 1934 The mist poured lazily into the Valley of Dreams but it was not the one that had brought the passengers to the valley. And the valley changed like a fading in and out of the silver screen. Seven passengers stood upon a station platform, ornate, beautiful, old, yet new, over …

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