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I’m launching a podcast on June 22, 2022. And I invite you to join me. Beyond Barbarossa will explore the largest side of the Second World War in Europe, the clash between Germany and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. It’s a subject that I learned a lot about researching The Eastern Front Trilogy (Army […]

crowd on protest against war on ukraine

Last month, I wrote that things couldn’t get much worse after I developed shingles and my father passed away from COVID-19. They did. February brought savage weather and the crybaby convoy that shut down my city for three weeks.  Then things got even worse, again. As the last of the detritus of the crybaby convoy […]

Get to know an author: Patricia Logan

How well do you know writers? Even if you’re close to several, the next one will surprise you. Every one is so different. This week, get to know Patricia Logan, author of erotic romances and mysteries. How would you describe your books? I have written almost 70 books, so I’ll concentrate on the last five […]

Telling stories vs. writing them

Today’s blog is a guest post from a good, if virtual friend. Harry Widdifield is described as “too dangerous for Facebook.” Probably because he doesn’t think the way most people do. By Harry Widdifield Humans are sponges for stories. “What’s up?” “How’s it going?” “What have you been up to?” “What’s new?” These are all […]

I hereby resolve to …

exercise regularly eat healthy spend less time on social media Yah. Let’s go with that. New Year’s Day is such a cliché as a starting point for new projects so that the short lifespan of new year’s resolutions is a cliché in itself. Even so, I cannot resist the inspiration of resolve and hope that […]

Happy Yule!

It’s the shortest day of the year, and I find myself expectant. I am looking out the window of my study. I should be writing, or editing, but I feel more like I am waiting. Like the whole world is waiting. For what? Waiting for Christmas, of course. Or other holidays. As we all well […]

A Storm is coming to Hawaii

Announcing the new Hawaiian Storm Dead Man Lying The second novel-length Hawaiian Storm mystery is coming your way. She knows when you’re lying …FBI Special Agent Vanessa Storm is back on Maui to catch a killer. With lush rain forests, black sand beaches, and a laid-back lifestyle, Maui offers the perfect place for once-famous country […]

It's been a productive pandemic—I mean, summer

Without belittling the importance of the COVID-19 pandemic, I can say that I’ve had a productive few months. Since March, I have: finished the second Dark Age novel, The Children of the Seventh Son rewritten the second Hawaiian Storm full-length novel, Dead Man Lying outlined a completely new novel, a near-future dystopian thriller. What you […]