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Thanksgiving Dessert Mashup: Chocolate Molasses Bourbon Pecan Pie

Growing up, it just wasn’t Thanksgiving without my mom’s pecan pie. Over the years, I’ve found that most people who...

The Power of Place in the Fictive Dream

Mottley & Baker’s second adventure, Mister Mottley and the Dying Fall is set in October of 1932, six months after...

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How to Survive Writing a Book.

It’s simple, they told me. Writing a book is like any other goal – consistent effort over time. Crap. I’m...

Finding the Pony – The Revision Punch List

For a while now, folks have been asking me “How’s the new book going?”   Seems like it’s time for...

Period Glamour – Hairstyles of the 1930’s

Period Glamour – Hairstyles of the 1930’s

The smooth, flowing lines and glossy finish of Art Deco style turn up everywhere in the Golden Age period –...