Kick the Can

Remember the childhood games you played during those magical hours between supper and bedtime? I do. Of course, grown ups and all other old people called this time of day the gloaming—scary words used to describe that thin space between day and night. It was the time when things lost their definition and melted together …

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A Look Under The Hood With Marianne K. Martin

Blog Tour Exclusive with Trailblazer, Marianne K. Martin I would like to thank the wonderfully talented author, Sally Bellerose, for tagging me for this blog tour. If you have not read Sally’s book, The Girl’s Club, you are missing a real treat. I am anxiously awaiting the release of her next book, Fish Wives, which she describes …

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Three Named Goldie Finalist

  Ann McMan’s best-selling holiday omnibus, Three, has been named as a Golden Crown Literary Society Award finalist under the Anthology/Collection (Fiction) category. Winners will be announced during a ceremony at the Red Lion Hotel On The River – Jantzen Beach in Portland, OR on July 12, 2014.  

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Hoosier Daddy Named Lambda Literary Award Finalist

26th Annual Lambda Literary Award Finalists Announced    Hoosier Daddy: A Heartland Romance has been named as a Lambda Literary Awards finalist under the Lesbian Romance category. Now in their twenty-sixth year, the Lambda Literary Awards celebrate achievement in lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) writing. Winners will be announced during a ceremony at The …

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A Jury of His Peers

This is a meditation about writing and its relationship to living…and dying. The experts teach us that writing and storytelling cannot be separated from living. They share the same water and air. They coexist in space and time just like any two, seeming contradictions. Liquid metal. Hard water. Bright night. Soft porn. We accept these …

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Lightning Bugs and Rhubarb Pie

Maybe it’s because the thermometer read eight degrees when I got up this morning? [N.B. That’s eight degrees Fahrenheit. In North Carolina.] Or maybe it’s because I still have an insatiable fascination with this new SoundCloud gizmo? Or maybe it’s because I felt like I owed it to everyone who indulged me with that chapter from …

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