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Musing 8/22/21 ~ MORE BLACK FANTASY, PLEASE!

I believe it's wonderful how there are so many production companies being created with the sole purpose of bringing BIPOC works to TV, movies and streaming services. Most recently, the production company Higher Ground, owned and operated by the fabulous Barack and Michelle Obama, are bringing Blackout to Netflix. Published by Quill Tree Books, an… Continue reading Musing 8/22/21 ~ MORE BLACK FANTASY, PLEASE!

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Mini-Musing 4/13/19 ~ Should I Embrace The Weird?

A while back I wrote a blog post referencing a video by the Nostalgia Critic asking the question, is weird the new good? https://authorwasimpsonblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/28/musing-082817-weird-is-the-new-brilliant/ The question recently came to my mind again by way of an article on the Barnes and Noble site, Science-Fiction/Fantasy Blog of 7 Impossible Fantasy Cities Worth the Visit by Sam… Continue reading Mini-Musing 4/13/19 ~ Should I Embrace The Weird?

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Fantasy Panel and Book Signing at Barnes & Noble

I seriously love being a writer! Sure, sometimes I gripe and complain and feel like giving up but that's all of us.  I really love placing words on paper -- or more accurately now a computer screen! Today I had the pleasure of attending the Fantasy Panel and Book Signing at Barnes and Noble in… Continue reading Fantasy Panel and Book Signing at Barnes & Noble

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Musings 05/30/15 ~ "Are you pondering what I’m pondering?"

Finally back to the local Barnes and Noble after -- well I'm not sure, weeks?  And I'd like to take a moment to give a major props to Starbucks for all of their yummy foods and desserts! OK, back to Musing.  On the shevles I actually found a mixture of epic fantasy and contemporary science-fiction, and… Continue reading Musings 05/30/15 ~ "Are you pondering what I’m pondering?"