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Last night while Paul watched the World Series, I was having a spirited email exchange with one of my dearest friends--she's been going through a rough patch lately and so, to entertain her, I was writing little 300 word scenes from a book I have under contract (but won't be next up to be written...
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Here's the opening 400 or so words of my sixth (!) Chanse MacLeod mystery, Murder in the Irish Channel:   The house was a tired-looking single shotgun, badly in need of paint and slightly listing to one side. It was in the middle of a block on Constance Street in the Irish Channel, and the...
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Ah, reality--or what passes for such. I spent a week up in the Adirondack Mountains in August at a retreat for Bold Strokes Books, and had an awesome time. On the way up the mountain where the lodge was located was another road marked as Cemetery Road. One of the first nights there, Lisa Girolami...
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I've wanted  to post about the epidemic of queer youth suicides that has been going on for the last year, but have been unable to think of an eloquent way to put things, or to say how I feel about it; the heartbreak I experience every time another one of these lives is lost. I started...
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No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality; even larks and katydids are supposed, by some, to dream. Hill House, not sane, stood by itself against its hills, holding darkness within; it had stood so for eighty years and might stand for eighty more....
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I have a confession to make: I am a Dark Shadows geek. So, the news that Tim Burton was going to do a film version that would star Johnny Depp as Barnabas Collins was pretty exciting for me--even though I'm not a really big fan of Burton's movies. When I was a kid, I used to run home from school...
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I am in the midst of doing the final rewrite of a vampire novel, to be published under the pseudonym Todd Gregory, and I am absolutely terrified. I am not a huge fan of the vampire genre-- other than Poppy Z. Brite's Lost Souls, Stephen King's 'salem's Lot, and of course Anne Rice's vampire...
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Timothy James Beck isn't actually one man: he's three men and a lady.  Together, the four have written some of the most delightful romantic comedies with gay characters I have ever read; the books are a kind of series, in which each book is told from the perspective of a different character in a...
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