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larks and owls

This month’s blog is more a poll than a post. OK, maybe a poll with an essay question. On weekdays, I write in the evenings. Without going into too much detail, it’s usually around 9-10pm before I am able to settle down enough to work. Since I get up around 6am…let’s say I’m usually tired […]

That word again

Genre. The Encarta World English Dictionary that came loaded on my iBook gives one definition of “genre” as “one of the categories that artistic works of all kinds can be divided into on the basis of form, style, or subject matter. For example, detective novels are a genre of fiction.” What triggered that interest in […]

A Precise Mess

I’ve been re-reading John Crowley’s Little, Big in the most demanding of ways–out loud, to my partner on our morning commute each day. It’s funny how well you get to know a book when you read it aloud. I loved it before, but reading every word with intonation and affect, never skimming or skipping to […]

Procrastination

When I first started wandering over to the grown-up side of the Port Charlotte Public Library, I read, among other things, as many histories of Hollywood as I could get my hands on. One of the stories that stuck with me concerned an anonymous screenwriter who had a script due the next day and a […]

You Shelved It…Where?

Pop quiz, hotshot. (Nah, there are no buses or bombs involved.) You’ve heard terrific things about this one urban fantasy novel that came out a few months ago. It supposedly has everything you like — supernatural creatures, tension, an engrossing plot, humor, action, characters you can root for (or against). So you go to your […]

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Kristine Smith

I'm a scientist by day, spec fic writer by nights and weekends. Author of the Jani Kilian SF series. Owned by two overgrown puppies. Visit site.

Kristine Smith

I'm a scientist by day, spec fic writer by nights and weekends. Author of the Jani Kilian SF series. Owned by two overgrown puppies. Visit site.

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Kristine Smith

I'm a scientist by day, spec fic writer by nights and weekends. Author of the Jani Kilian SF series. Owned by two overgrown puppies. Visit site.

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