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How do I write a character that is emotionally traumatized without making the character boring?

In answer to a Quora.com question: In this case, don’t tell me the character is emotionally traumatized, especially by having him ponder it inside his own head. Instead, show me the effects of that traumatization. Especially show me how it is important to the story. If it has no effect on how the narrative unfolds, ask yourself why the […]

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Dragon Moon countdown

Launch party at Marissa’s Books & Gifts July 21, 2017  6:00-9:00pm Refreshments, door prizes, reading, signing https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbHZ7giNrTE

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Dragon Moon: the countdown has begun

July 21st, 2017 The official launch of Dragon Moon. A new space race explodes into violence when China sets its sights on the Moon. The aim: seize the ultimate high ground. When a Chinese-American spy brings word out of Beijing, she is assigned to help an unlikely team of Navy SEALs and Russian Spetsnaz special […]

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Praise for my editor, Wordsmith Penny Freeman

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Signing at Marissa’s Books & Gifts

Upcoming signing! Marissa’s Gifts & Books, a charming local independent bookstore, is hosting a signing of the new second edition of A Midsummer Night’s Steampunk, with its gorgeous new cover, Friday, October 9th, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Located at 5664 S 900 E, Ste 8, Murray, UT 84121, Marissa’s is your home for hard to find vintage and […]

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Steel & Bone released!

Jump in on a fun give-away for the launch of the new Steampunk anthology, Steel & Bone: Nine Steampunk Adventures! My novelette-length short story, Sindisiwe, was released by Xchyler Publishing June 27, 2015, in the new Steampunk anthology. My story is Sindisiwe: A slave girl in Zanzibar escapes a beating when a stranger in the marketplace […]

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ARC’s available: Steel & Bone

Anyone interested in an electronic Advanced Reader’s Copy (ARC) of the new Steampunk anthology “Steel & Bone” from Xchyler Publishing? It’s free in exchange for an open and honest review on Amazon or Goodreads. PLUS…<drum roll please>…I’ll give any ARC reader who posts a review a printed copy when the book comes out in a […]

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