Author Interview on Book Goodies

I was interviewed by Book Goodies. They asked a lot of interesting questions about my writing process, publishing, characters, and more. I had to think about the answers. Check it…

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Monday is Iced Chai Day

Today is the last day to download Small Town Witch for free on Amazon! I have two more free Kindle Select days left, but it will be at least a…

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Why I Will (Not) Use My Religion in My Stories

I have been religious for my whole life, and my faith is important to me. It’s as much a part of me as anything else, and it’s especially important when I make decisions about how I live. I want the things that I do to honor the gods and show my respect for their creations. You will not hear me talk about this very often, though. My spirituality is very personal for me, and very private.

More to the point, though, I do not think that a story is a good place for religion. Of course there are characters for whom religion is important, and it may affect them in good or bad ways. And creating religions is a personal favorite of mine for world building. A story should also reflect the ethics and philosophy of the author in certain ways. But a story is a very bad place to preach about ideas, religious or otherwise. (more…)

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Cultural Anthropology

So tonight I had the first meeting of my second summer session class, and I can't say that I was terribly impressed by the teacher. The class might still turn…

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