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WEBSITE UPDATE–7-4-17–MY FAVORITE AMERICANS

WEBSITE UPDATE–7-4-17–MY FAVORITE AMERICANS A FOURTH OF JULY ODE TO REFUGEES “The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest toss’d to me. I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” Inscription on the Statue of Liberty … Continue reading

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WATERGATE II

WEBSITE UPDATE WATERGATE II For almost three months after Trump’s election I had no idea what might happen next–a terrible feeling for a science-fiction writer to have, let alone a citizen. But it all seemed so unprecedented and so bizarre. … Continue reading

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BOOKS I LOVE, PART 2: OXFORD BRANCH

BOOKS I LOVE, PART 2: OXFORD BRANCH When I visited England the first time, the place I most wanted to go was Oxford, the home of some of my favorite writers.  I wanted to see the Bridge of Sighs where … Continue reading

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Website Update 4/4/17 – WonderCon

4-4-17–WEBSITE UPDATE–WONDERCON Just a quick post to tell everybody I’m back from Wondercon in Anaheim and to say thanks to all of you who made it a great con for me, especially to all those people who came to my … Continue reading

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Don’t Kill the NEH

DON’T KILL THE NEH With the newly-released Trump budget slaughtering everything from the PEA and Appalachian job retraining programs to ebola vaccines, climate change research, Big Bird, school lunches, and Meals on Wheels, the killing off of the National Endowment … Continue reading

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BOOKS I LOVE: PART I – BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS

BOOKS I LOVE: PART I BOOKS ABOUT BOOKS Recently a reader wrote to ask what some of the books I liked were, saying, “I would love to read authors/stories that she enjoys.” I totally get that. Many of my favorite … Continue reading

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WEBSITE UPDATE 2/12/2017 – ED BRYANT’S DEATH

WEBSITE UPDATE 2/12/2017 ED BRYANT’S DEATH I got really sad news on Friday–Edward Bryant, my dear friend and fellow SF writer, had died. I say “sad” rather than “terrible” because he had been ill for a very long time, struggling … Continue reading

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MY 2017 NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

Website Update–2017 New Year’s Resolutions–1-24-17 MY NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS My New Year’s resolutions are always late and always the same–write more, eat more fruits and vegetables, clean the basement, do my New Year’s resolutions on time. Not this year, though. … Continue reading

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BELLWETHER, LIBRARY CULLING, AND SAVING THE BOOKS WE LOVE

In my short novel, BELLWETHER, my heroine Sandra made a practice of checking out her favorite books and the classics to keep them from being summarily discarded by the public library. I did that because I’d had a terrible experience … Continue reading

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Report From Santa Fe Video Interview with Connie

Connie recently was interview for the “Report from Santa Fe” show on public television.  It is now available to view online here.

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