Another Happy Bookday – REBEL LOST

Another Happy Bookday – REBEL LOST

Once upon a time, I had an idea for a short story. It became “The Darkbeast” — exclusively available as part of the Mindy Klasky Virtual Cocktails starter pack. That idea grew into a novel — Rebel Flight.  That complete story has a beginning, middle, and end. It’s about a child who rebels against the religion of her society, saving her best friend from certain death. But publishers don’t like stand-alone...

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Happy Bookday, Rebel Flight!

Happy Bookday, Rebel Flight!

Once upon a time (isn’t that the way all great stories begin?), I was asked to participate in a short story anthology. Julie Czerneda was the editor, and the stories were all supposed to involve a human relating to some special animal. I jumped at the opportunity, immediately emailing Julie to ask if I could write a story about a griffin. “Nope,” Julie said. “Someone else already chose a griffin.” “How about...

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Stop the Presses!

Stop the Presses!

REBEL AUTHOR TAKES ON MIGHTY EMPIRE (A press release for our times) A little more than a week ago, in a city not far away, author Mindy Klasky was putting the finishing touches on her new novel, then called REBEL RISING. Klasky had worked on REBEL for the past four years, adapting an earlier work that had failed to find its audience, allegedly because certain large store book buyers did not care for stories about children who rebel against the...

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Settling Into a New Home

Settling Into a New Home

Nineteen years ago, I launched my first website, promoting the one book I had available for sale, The Glasswrights’ Apprentice. That site was designed by Sharon Keir Patry and her husband, Frank Patry, and it was hosted on sff.net, where most of my science fiction- and fantasy-writing friends had their pages. For years, I merely updated Sharon and Frank’s code, changing background colors and a couple of graphics. Eventually, I...

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Not a Treat

Not a Treat

Today’s item that sounded like a cat treat but wasn’t: (Not the soap itself, but the plastic wrapper around a new bar.) Share...

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