Cadence Drake in Real Life: Now legal, soon possible. I win! :D

The main character of my current novel series, Cadence Drake, was a genetically engineered child. One mother, three fathers, and some slicing and dicing of her chromosomes to give her the exact characteristics her mother wanted for her: From my mother I have my coffee-with-a- touch-of-cream skin and full lips and straight teeth. From one of my fathers I have … Continue reading →

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Off-topic, while researching growing food on high-population space stations

I have no time for people who wear their causes on a ribbon, or on their car bumper, and who think this means they’re doing something. I have all the time in the world for people who look at their causes, ask “What could I personally do right now to make this happen?…and then do it. This is a website … Continue reading →

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If you kill your villain halfway through the story…

Today was a bit of a catch-up day for writing. I got 871 words, which does not do a ton for my writing schedule. But two days ago, in a moment of sheer inspiration, right in the middle of Bashtyk Nokyd Takes the Longview, I killed a whole lotta people, and dead among them was the pretty-well-developed hidden villain I’d … Continue reading →

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Upcoming Stories and Classes #writer #reader

I’ve been nearly invisible here for ages because migraines left me with barely enough energy to keep courses running and get some writing done. But a low-sodium diet is proving to have a 1:1 correlation with the migraines—if I accidentally eat something high in sodium, I pay for it with three days of migraines, starting within 24 hours of whatever … Continue reading →

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Here’s the WARPAINT theme song video

Click this link to go to the MP3 Download of the song, along with earlier freebies. The REALLY BIG VERSION is here: http://hollylisle.evsuite.com/moment-warpaint-theme-song-hd-001/ The embed code button didn’t work, so on the chance that you want to add the video to your site, I gathered them up. Copy the code beneath the player size that will fit your space. WordPress … Continue reading →

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Finally got the images for Cadence Drake posted

A view of Bailey’s Irish Station, where The Wishbone Conspiracy will start. A second angle. The bonus station. The spaceships from Bailey’s Irish. A closer look at the ships. If you have Minecraft, you can get all of the for free from the following download page: http://howtothinksideways.com/cady-goodies/ Still not done with the WARPAINT songs. … Continue reading →

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I’m officially on Holiday Hours #wabwm

Getting the whole month of December off didn’t quite work out. But I am taking off the rest of the month. I don’t remember ever having been this tired before, but I now have a chance to rest. Mostly. Sort of. UNTIL MONDAY, JANUARY 7th, I’ll do Student Support on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. It’s just me in there. Margaret … Continue reading →

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You can probably hear the screams from there… #wabwm

Revised the cover art last night. Revised the cover copy last night. Did more cleanup on the books last night. Finally got all the versions of the book acceptably formatted (I think) around midnight. And uploaded after that. Back up early this morning, getting the MINECRAFTTM spaceship/spacestation maps ready for uploading. (Important note here: If you’re not writing a book … Continue reading →

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The Wednesday People #wabwm

So it turns out I’m not, much to my utter frustration, done with the print version of WARPAINT yet. One of my only-slightly-less-rushed Wednesday people (folks who missed the print deadline, but got corrections in in time to help me with the ebook versions) found a mistake so egregious I’m going to have to re-submit the print version a THIRD … Continue reading →

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