Roundup: Time Travel

January is Time Travel month here on the blog, which mysteriously coincides with the release of Celtic Crossing in a couple of weeks - book 5 and the last book in the Beloved Bloody Time series. I thought I would bring forward some of the time travel posts I've written over the years, to whet your

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Name That Famous Person

This painting is simply amazing. [link] Not only is it an incredible canvas of many famous people gathered together in a sort of celebrity Where's Waldo?, but when you hover your mouse over any individual -- and some of the objects in the painting, too -- you get a tag telling you who they are. Click

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Why Read Science Fiction?

  You have to undestand, this is not a question I've ever asked myself.  I've been reading science fiction for so long that my answer is a silent "d'uh!" However, since I started publishing science fiction romance in late 2015, I know I have converted quite a few romance readers to the charms of science fiction. Later

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National Braille Day

  Today is national Braille day and I thought it would be appropriate to acknowledge Braille, as for nearly a hundred years it has provided blind people with a way to read. Braille was invented in 1824 by Louise Braille, a Frenchman who lost his sight when he was a child.  He built Braille to

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A Different Sort of Fiction

I tripped over this site a few weeks ago and bookmarked it as something to check out when I had time. Hollow laugh. So, even though I haven't yet looked into the site, or assessed the quality of the fiction they offer, I thought I would draw your attention to it anyway. Serial Box offers

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The GOOD Things About 2016

I thought the passing of Carrie Fisher was really the topper of the year, but no -- her mother, Debbie Reynolds, passed the very next day. Well before Carrie Fisher's death, people were already saying what a horrible year 2016 had been for unexpected deaths of celebrities, unexpected political outcomes, depressed sales, and much more.  My

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